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Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3201/90 laying down detailed rules for the description and presentation of wines and grape musts.

Type of law

The present Regulation lays down detailed provisions governing the description and presentation of wines. In particular, the mandatory information on the label required by Community provisions in force (in particular Regulation 1493/1999/EC on the common organization of market in wine): (a) shall be grouped together in the same field of vision on one or more labels affixed to the same container or directly on the container itself, and (b) shall be in lettering which is clear, legible, indelible and sufficiently large to show up clearly against the background on which it is printed and such as to be clearly distinguishable from all other writing and designs on the label. Further rules regard the description and indication in the labels of the nominal volume, the name or business name of the bottler, the description of the vineyard in which wine was obtained, the indication of alcoholic strength, the recommendations to the consumer as to the use of the wine, etc.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Regulation took effect on 1 January 1991.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal L 309, 8 November 1990, pp. 1-78.
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Legislation status
Legislation Amendment