The wine bottle is transparent. From Friday 8 December, in supermarket shelves and wine shops, the labelling will change. After two years of discussions, Europe has succeeded in imposing new directives on the wine world "relating to the indication and designation of ingredients for vine products" which will bring out two new pieces of information on the back label: the nutritional value (number of calories, sugar content) and above all the list of ingredients.
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The energy value should appear as is, calculated in kilo joules (kj) or kilocalories (kcal) per 100 ml. The presence of allergens (eggs and egg products are the most prevalent in wine) must also be properly stated. On the other hand, for the composition of the beverage, there were many negotiations with the profession to define what information should be provided and how it should be displayed. If grapes are the main component of the wine, how can the other ingredients be shown, knowing that the space on the back label is already limited with many details such as alcohol content, capacity, organic labels or information about the estate or property?
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