EU: Canada and EU strike wine deal
EU agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler welcomed the deal and called on EU ministers to swiftly rubber stamp it.
On entry into the deal, the use in Canada of "Bordeaux, Chianti, Claret, Madeira, Malaga, Marsala, Medoc, and Mosel" will be banned for all but European products; Grappa and Ouzo follow in two years; Burgundy, Rhine, Sauternes by 2009 and Chablis, Champagne, Port and Sherry by 2014. The EU is to protect 'Rye Whisky' as a distinctive Canadian product.
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