The Bulgarian parliament have amended the country's Wine and Spirits Act this week, according to local reports, as it tries to improve the quality of alcohol produced and sold in the country.

As a result of the changes all the bottles of quality wine produced in the country will now have to bear a number on the bottle, identifying the producer of the wine and the batch bottled.

Furthermore, wine producers will be required to declare the amount of wine produced and bottled, including that for home consumption.

Though spirits producers will not need a licence they will have to register with the Economy Ministry. And, should producers be found guilty of producing toxic or counterfeit products, of failing to comply with technological and sanitary standards at their production facilities, or of stopping production for a period longer than six months they will be removed from the Ministry register and closed down.