Have Europe's wine labels changed?


A word of warning, this article contains no reference to fresh acidity, fine-grained tannins or irresistible aromas but it's quite long – and arguably the most interesting and useful comments are at the end. Should you wish to read on, best have your own glass, or cup, of something refreshing to hand.

Almost two years ago, I asked the question, Will Europe's labels change? in response to the EU's proposed new classification system. The answer then  was a resounding maybe. Since then, I have been waiting for the labelling revolution that never came. There may be a few French IGPs...