The European Union could soon be toughening its stance on the wording on wine labels from non EU producers. A consultation document instigated by the French says "the use of names protected in the EU, but commonly used abroad, must cease." This is designed to signal the union's position in negotiations. The problem was highlighted by the EU/South Africa trade deal which nearly foundered on the use of terms such as Port, Sherry, Grappa and Ouzo. The report says there is more room for negotiation on terms associated with wine production. {{DRINKS }}

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