Voluntary code fails?

05 February, 2010

A Wine & Spirit Trade Association survey showed over 30% compliance on five elements of the voluntary agreement on drinks labelling, with over half carrying four of the five elements contained in the code.

Information on the total number of units contained in a product appeared on 63% of drinks packaging and sensible drinking messages on 58%.

The survey examined 1,543 products sold by two major supermarkets.

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Rosé tinted glasses

I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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