Alsace "Dry" label regulations faces delay beyond 2016


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from the drinks business: Alsace “Dry” label regulation face delay beyond 2016

Plans for the compulsory labelling of all dry Alsace wines as dry probably will not be realised in time for the 2016 vintage as originally hoped, the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace (CIVA) has said.

The Alsace Vintners Association (AVA) had hoped that the near-unanimous approval of the proposals among its members would speed up the process; however the governing body, the Institut National de L’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO), must first reach a decision on proposals for stricter rules concerning Alsace sweet wines. (Article continues)