A new EU wine policy is coming? The unexpected role of the regulatory measures
- Common agricultural policy, de-alcololised wine, hybrid grape varieties, labelling
Copyright (c) 2022 Eugenio Pomarici, Roberta Sardone
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On January 1, 2023, it will come into force a “reformed” Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which shows a significant innovative nature in structural terms, to be much more focused on environmental and social sustainability issues, aimed at a comprehensive digitization-based modernization of the agri-food sector. The new CAP keeps the current structure based on expenditure and regulatory measures, but with a new planning tool, the national CAP Strategic Plan, and a new CAP management model, the new delivery model (NDM). Concerning EU wine policy, the new regulations foresees a number of specific amendments to existing rules: changes will apply to the financial support to the wine sector (with a reduced budget) and to the regulatory measures. Among the latter, the more globally impacting are labelling rules which require more information to consumers but also the possibility to use of an e-label, the use of hybrid grape varieties for the production of appellation wines, and the inclusion among CAP regulated products of partially or totally de-alcoholised wines.
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