The future for EU wine reform

Reform of EU wine policy has long been viewed as a necessity, but may be closer to becoming a reality, judging by recent remarks from agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel. A timetable for reform is now in place, beginning with the publication of a Commission policy paper on the subject next month. Alan Osborn reports.

EU Wine Reform – Commissioner clarifies agenda

22 May 2006

Reform of EU wine policy has long been viewed as a necessity, but may be closer to becoming a reality, judging by recent remarks from agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel. A timetable for reform is now in place, beginning with the publication of a Commission policy paper on the subject next month. Alan Osborn reports.

FRANCE: Beaujolais and Rhône producers to join Chamarré group

22 May 2006

Opera Vins & Spiriteux (OVS), the group of French wine co-operatives behind the Chamarré brand, is set to welcome members from Beaujolais and the Rhône Valley by the end of June.

FRANCE: Bordeaux producers vote to up EU loan

19 April 2006

Bordeaux wine producers yesterday voted to boost flagging prices by supplementing EU distillation subsidies and borrowing EUR15m (US$18.5m).

FRANCE: Winemakers out for mass demonstration

16 February 2006

The French wine industry is expected to see yet further unrest today, with reports coming from the country of mass demonstrations in protest of the financial crisis that is hitting so many winemakers.

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