FOREIGN QUALITY WINE TERMS ALLOWABLE ONLY IF THEY DO NOT MISLEAD, SAY EU JUDGES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

EUROPEAN Union (EU) wine producers should only use officially approved quality wine descriptors from foreign EU member states where there "is no risk that it will mislead" consumers the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. The same condition applies where a wine producer seeks to translate locally approved quality wine terms into a foreign language. The guidance - an EU-wide legal precedent - comes in a case involving German Rhine-area wine producer Heinrich Stefan Schneider, owner of a Rhine-area vineyard, producing ...


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