French wine ‘should be protected’ by French law (by Decanter.com)

Posted: December 22, 2012 by wynmaker in Cellars, Europe, Farms, France, Oenology, Origin, Vinification, Vintage, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries, World wine news
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The French wine industry wants wine to be given heritage status and protected under law.

Backed by prominent journalists, the industry says wine should be officially recognised as part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage of France.

Wine was recognised as an essential part of the ‘French gastronomic meal’ and declared an ‘intangible world heritage’ by UNESCO in November 2010, but it so far has no specific protection rights under French national law.

Foie gras, in contrast, was accorded protection as a ‘gastronomic and heritage product’ according to Article L63-27-1 in the French Rural Code from January 2006.

The push for wine to be given the same status dates back several decades,… read on

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