Closed consultation

The Wine Regulations 2011

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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Summary

These Regulations are the result of the 2008 EU Wine Reform where the UK secured major concessions for UK wine producers.

Documents

Consultation letter

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Consultee list

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Draft SI

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Consultation description

Summary

These Regulations are the result of the 2008 EU Wine Reform where the UK secured major concessions for UK wine producers. They provide a basis for the UK to enforce the rules of the EU Wine Regime and ensure wine on sale in the UK has been produced correctly and is sold in a way that does not mislead the consumer.

These Regulations will apply to the whole of the UK with revised application of the wine rules to provide for an improved balance of sanctions that can be applied where offences have been committed, and more relevant powers made available to enforcement authorities. They also embrace the wishes of UK producers by providing a basis for the amendment of the existing wine quality schemes in England and Wales by now recognising sparkling wines and safeguarding the reputation of UK wines as a whole.

This is a joint consultation by Defra, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland, Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

Responses

Please e-mail responses no later than 22 November 2011 to wine@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Or if you wish you can send in your response by letter to:

Ken Meger
Crops Hub (Wine Team)
Area 8C, 9 Millbank
c/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR

We are keen to ensure that everyone with an interest has the opportunity to express views and opinions on our proposals. So in addition to the normal written/e-mailed submission of comments, we are also holding three stakeholder seminars where we will be able to present our plans for these Regulations and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Details of these ‘seminars’ are as follows:

Date Time Venue

Tuesday 8th November 12.30 to 14.30 DefraFoss House

Kings Pool

1-2, Peashome Green

York

Y01 1UZ

Friday 11th November 11.00 to 13.30 Welsh Government OfficesRhydycar Business Park

Merthyr Tydfil

CF48 1UZ

Friday 18th November 14.30 to 16.30 DefraErgon House

Horseferry Road (junction with Dean Bradley Street)

London

SW1P 2AL

As spaces at these seminars may be limited, please confirm your attendance in advance by e-mail to wine@defra.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 020 7238 1209.

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