No change for rosé

Professional wine producers recently called on the European Commission to keep the ban on the blending of red and white table wines to produce rosé table wine.

Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, announced in June that there were not to be changes to the rules on producing rosé wine.

“It’s become clear over recent weeks that a majority in our wine sector believe that ending the ban on blending could undermine the image of traditional rosé. I am always prepared to listen to good arguments, and that’s why I am making this change,” the Commissioner said.

The 2008 wine reform included changes to the rules on wine-making practises. The regulation will maintain the status quo for rosé wine.