Wine Reforms

United Kingdom Issues Notification on Reforms to Wine Regulation

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Posted By: Linsa Valayil John Eappen

eu-proposes-import-tolerances-for-the-pesticide-deltamethrin (2) (2)On April 16th, 2024, The Government of United Kingdom opens consultation on “Wine: third phase of reforms to assimilated EU law” per EU Regulation 2019/934.

The major key points are added as follows:

  • The first Statutory Instrument (SI) on ‘The Wine (Revocation and Consequential Provision) Regulations 2023 (No 1362)’, on simplified labelling is effective January 1st 2024;
  • The second SI, ‘The Wine Regulations 2024 (No 115)’, to introduce definition for ice wine in July 2024;
  • Enabling Carbonation of imported bulk Wine for efficient transportation;
  • Imported wine and further sweetening to reduce the risk of microbial spoilage;
  • Amending the label of “British Wine”;
  • Innovation of “no or low alcohol wine” to boost health benefits and allow more consumer choices;
  • To allow producers to benefit from the new arrangements on approved oenological practices.

The public consultation is valid till May 10th,2024.

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