E.U., U.S. Settle 20-Year Dispute Over Wine Labeling

Law360, New York (September 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission and the U.S. government have settled a 20-year-old squabble over the use on wine labels of terms such as Burgundy, champagne, Chablis, Chianti, Madeira, Malaga, port, sherry and tokay.

Under the terms of the deal, The Bush administration will ask Congress to change the status of E.U. wine names currently considered semi-generic, the Commission said.

As a result, U.S. wine makers will be forced to phase out their use of disputed terms on their wine labels.

In return, the E.U. will recognize U.S....
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