Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Wine Laws for The EU

AOP? IGP? Yes, just when you finally started to feel comfortable with all those initials and acronyms and occasionally complicated terms on wine labels, it’s time to re-learn all that information you worked so hard to commit to memory.

Decanter.com reports that the “European Union’s new wine regulations have come into force, ushering in a new era for the European wine industry.” The full story is here, and the big question, as always, is this: Will this have an impact on consumers’ buying habits? Was a change in terminology and labeling laws necessary?

It could be a long time until we know for sure. In the meantime, start studying: There’s a lot to learn all over again.


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