WINTER WINE NEWS
December confirmed a record export for Italian wine, an extended freeze on alcohol duties in the UK and state aid for Cypriot wine producers. Meanwhile, the Commission reports in its forward-looking analyses that wine production is “likely to be challenged and changed in the future”. For 2022/23, all analysts predict a vintage of very good quality.
Whereas, in (dry) January, Ireland has sparkled the conflict on wine labeling once again with its plan to display “alcohol-related dangers” on its alcoholic beverages, facing a strong resistance by other Member States and industrial organizations. In the meantime the Commission has confirmed that it has been working on labeling on its own, while the new crop insurance has taken effect in France for the vines.
Full note available at Farm Europe’s Members site