lundi 6 septembre 2010
Friday 3 September 2010 by Lucy Shaw on Decanter.com
Australian winemakers have been banned from using the words Champagne, Port and Sherry on their labels under a major EU deal.
Wine producers have a year to phase out the names of wines based on geographic locations, which are protected under the EU labeling regime.
Any sparkling wine made outside France’s Champagne region may no longer be labelled Champagne.
Other names included in the ban, which applies to the entire wine world, are Burgundy, Chablis, Graves and Sauternes, though Tokay will be allowed to appear on labels outside of the Hungarian region for another 10 years...
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