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Effects of the EU organic wine regulation

At Onesco Wolfgang Hubert writes about the new EU organic wine regulations and how they make some happier than others.

Not all representatives of the wine industry are really happy with the new regulations. Dr. Vito Russo, Head of Quality Assurance at Bioagricert srl. in Italy, is of the opinion that the restrictions on oenological practice will certainly make the production of organic wine more difficult. “The difficulties have been exacerbated by the limits imposed on the production of rectified must concentrates that are used to enrich musts that do not have sufficient sugar content.” Especially problematic in his view is the fact that the use of ion exchange resins is allowed only up to 2015 and that physical desulphurization of other products used in wine making is banned. His proposal: “These issues ought to be revised.”