BELGIUM: Spain granted crisis distillation
European Union (EU) Ariculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has highlighted yet another decision to distil quality European wine as evidence of the need to reform the EU's antiquated wine market system.
Brussels has ordered that up to 185,000 hectolitres of Spanish wine should go into subsidised crisis distillation, at a fixed price of EUR3 per percentage alcohol content per hectolitre of distilled wine.
"Once more, we have had to eliminate excess stocks of quality wine by distillation," Fischer Boel said today (13 October). "This is exactly why it is necessary to proceed urgently with a root-and-branch reform of our wine market system."
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