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The International Wine Industry
A Brave Promise from the Euro Commissioner
Wednesday, 14th June, 2006  - Richard Farmer

Mariann Fischer Boel

The EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural development, Mariann Fischer Boel, has promised to announce plans on 22 June to radically change European wine production. Ms Fischer Boel spoke of needed reforms when announcing that 1.5 million hectolitres of table wine and of 1.5 million hectolitres of quality wine from France and up to 2.5 million hectolitres of table wine and 100,000 hectolitres of quality wine from Italy would be distilled into fuel or disinfectant.

"Crisis distillation is becoming a depressingly regular feature of our common market organisation for wine,” she said. “While it offers temporary assistance to producers, it does not deal with the core of the problem – that Europe is producing too much wine for which there is no market.

"That is why a deep-rooted reform of the sector is needed urgently.

"We must increase the competitiveness of the EU's wine producers, strengthen the reputation of EU quality wine as the best in the world, recover old markets and win new ones. We must create a wine regime that operates through clear, simple rules and ensures balance between supply and demand. And we must create a system that preserves the best traditions of EU wine production and reinforces the social and environmental fabric of wine-producing regions.

"I will be coming forward on 22 June with proposals to do just that."

The proposals to turn wine into industrial alcohol were approved by the EU's Wine Management Committee and will apply from 29 June for France and 3 July for Italy. Demands from Spain and Greece for distillation of their surplus stocks are still under examination.

The EU statement said the price paid for the wine to be distilled is € 1.914 per %vol and per hl for table wine in both France and Italy and € 3.00 per % vol per hl for quality wine. The total cost for the EU budget is € 131 million.

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