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06.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Wine Sector Reform

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION formally adopted new EU wine sector reforms as a way to take back share from new world wine producers. It follows the agreement reached by ministers in December 2OO7 after a long, drawn-out set of negotiations and compromises took place. The reform will take effect August 1.One of the most controversial elements of the package is that the government will pay less-successful wineries to dig up vineyards and voluntarily leave the business. [...] Read More »

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