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Reduced alcohol wines -  change needed to EU Common Agricultural Policy

The WSTA reports that it is making strenuous efforts with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and other parties to include provision for Reduced Alcohol Wine in the next reform of the EU Wine Regime now being discussed in Brussels as part of the wider Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform.

Ideally, the trade would like EU Regulations to permit the removal of alcohol from standard wine products whilst (a) maintaining acceptable taste profiles and (b) ensuring an appropriate sales denomination.

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