About: wine industry

Alcohol 18-09-2018

Beer boss: Mandatory alcohol labelling should respect EU food information to consumers law

If EU legislators decide to move away from self-regulation in the area of alcohol labelling, the legislation should respect the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation, Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, the secretary-general of the Brewers of Europe told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Alcohol 11-09-2018

Commission: There are legal issues with industry’s proposal on alcohol labelling

The industry’s proposal on alcohol labelling has some legal issues and does not satisfy the need to fully inform EU consumers, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com,  raising fresh doubt as to how and when labelling will eventually be regulated.
Alcohol 27-06-2018

Wine industry wants its products’ labelling in the next CAP

The wine industry is pushing for the inclusion of its products’ labelling proposals in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in order to give self-regulation a “legal basis and certainty”.
Alcohol 18-09-2017

Greece backtracks on ‘ineffective’ excise tax on wine

The Greek government will soon table an amendment to abolish excise duty on wine as it has not brought the desired financial results, Greek Minister for Agricultural Development and Food Evangelos Apostolou said.
Agrifood 25-08-2017

French wine production drops following drought and frost

The production of French wine is expected to drop by 18% this year due to the weather conditions, according to a statement by the French ministry of agriculture published on Friday, August 25. EURACTIV's partner Ouest France reports.
Agrifood 07-04-2017

French winemakers launch campaign against ‘unfair’ Spanish competition

Winemakers in the Montpellier region in southern France have launched a media campaign to alert consumers to “unfair competition” from their Spanish counterparts, passing off their wine as French. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Agrifood 18-01-2017

Spain lodges complaint after French vandals attack wine lorries

The Spanish embassy in Paris has lodged a complaint with French authorities about a number of attacks made on Spanish lorries transporting wine across their shared border over the last 48 hours. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Health 27-07-2016

Fake wines and spirits cost the EU ‘at least’ 4,800 jobs per year

The rise of counterfeit products in spirits and wine across Europe cause annual government losses estimated at €1.2 billion as well as approximately 4,800 jobs in these sectors, a new study has found.
Agrifood 17-03-2016

Austrian winemakers defy EU law

The EU’s zeal for regulation can lead it into some strange conflicts. Recently it has found itself in dispute with Austrian viticulturists over a regional brand of wine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 15-09-2015

French winemakers hunt for climate change-resistant grape

Amid the bustle of a busy harvest in France's famed Beaujolais wine-making region, a quiet effort is underway to counter one of the industry's biggest potential threats: climate change.
Health 13-04-2015

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing, as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.
Regional Policy 27-09-2012

French ‘Chateau’ wines get a respite from US imports

The European Commission has postponed indefinitely a decision that would permit American wines to use the term “chateau” in the European market, a move which only France opposes. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Agrifood 10-06-2011

EU countries mull aid plans for drought-hit farms

As farmers in northern Europe try to grapple with an unusually dry weather, France agreed yesterday (9 June) to spend between €500 million and €1 billion to help farmers affected by a spring drought that has parched fields and shrunk the supply of animal fodder.