EU MOVES TO JOIN OIV – SHAKE UP IN WINEMAKING RULES MAY FOLLOW

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A SIGNIFICANT shake-up of European Union (EU) winemaking rules could follow if plans for the EU to become a member of the International
Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) are carried through. The EU Council of Ministers has given the European Commission negotiating powers for oncoming talks on admitting the EU as a full member (alongside its member states). Membership could speed the adoption of OIV standards within EU winemaking rules: a council communiqué said accession to the OIV would be "part of the process of the ...


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