Wine legislation: proposed amendments

Closed 11 Oct 2023

Opened 31 Aug 2023

Results updated 12 Mar 2024


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This is a consultation on proposals regarding a definition for ice wine and changes to permitted oenological methods.

The first proposal is to amend retained EU law (REUL) relating to the marketing of wine to introduce rules that will regulate how products marketed as “ice wine” must be produced, which will include a definition of ice wine.

The second proposal is to amend REUL to update the lists of approved oenological processes, practices and restrictions that can be used to produce wine in GB.  

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