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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.
Please e-mail responses no later than 22 November 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you wish you can send in your response by letter to:
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
1-2, Peashome Green
Friday 11th November 11.00 to 13.30 Welsh Government OfficesRhydycar Business Park
Friday 18th November 14.30 to 16.30 DefraErgon House
Horseferry Road (junction with Dean Bradley Street)
As spaces at these seminars may be limited, please confirm your attendance in advance by e-mail to email@example.com or telephone 020 7238 1209.
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