BRUSSELS PROPOSES LEGAL DEFINITION FOR ABSINTHE

The minimum alcoholic strength by volume of a product marketed in the European Union (EU) as absinthe should be 40% and the sugar content maximum 50 grams per litre, says a legal definition proposed by the European Commission.“Absinthe is a spirit drink produced by flavouring ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin or distillate of agricultural origin with absinthe wormwood in combination with other plants as Roman wormwood, anise, fennel, hyssop, mint or in combination with other plants provided that their taste is not predominant,” the proposed definition ...


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