FRANCE: Bordeaux urges government backing of EU reform

By Sophie Kevany | 6 December 2006

Bordeaux wine professionals fear that proposed EU reforms of the wine industry could be hijacked by a French government keen on micro-managing wine production. "The government is showing reluctance towards the reforms, whereas we are in full favour," said Allan Sichel, president of the Bordeaux négociants federation.

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Bordeaux wine professionals fear that proposed EU reforms of the wine industry could be hijacked by a French government keen on micro-managing wine production. "The government is showing reluctance towards the reforms, whereas we are in full favour," said Allan Sichel, president of the Bordeaux négociants federation.

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