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In recent weeks, the world of wine has been marked by :

– The European Parliament vote to revise the system of protected geographical indications (PGIs), with the aim of preserving PGIs. This has strengthened the intellectual protection of wines.

– The problem of stocks in the main wine-producing countries, in the face of falling consumption and the imminent arrival of this year’s harvest. The European Commission has finally adopted a delegated act to allow the distillation of red and rosĂ© wines.

– The complaint lodged by winegrowers’ representatives with the Commission against Ireland and its new regulations on health labelling of alcoholic beverages. Doubts about this legislation are shared by many member states, as well as by third countries within the WTO, most notably the United States.

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