About Jean-Baptiste THIAL de BORDENAVE

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Just bought vineyards in France ? Just a minute…. PART 5 -The question of advertisement

Last time, we saw the European regulation concerning the traditional terms on wine labels.(Part 4) If you find complicated the wine and spirits labeling legislation complicated and if you think that it will be easier to communicate about your product …well, you will be disappointed. Since the early 1990s, the law named “Loi EVIN” makes…

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Just bought vineyards in France ? Just a minute…. PART 4 The traditional terms

Last time, we saw the European regulation concerning the 85/15% Rule. (Part 3) Here is another big labelling issue for French wines and spirits: The EU legislation makes the difference between two types of information : The “mandatory” notices must necessarily appear on the labeling of the bottle (Contents, alcoholic strength or provenance of the…

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Just bought vineyards in France ? Just a minute…. PART 2 – The terms “Château”, “Domaine” etc.

Last time, we saw that the French administration can be very tricky and that the differences between regulations can be huge. (Part1) A perfect example illustrates the complexity of the French administrative net: the possibility to use the word “Château”, on the labels. To start, the word “château” on a label means an AOC wine…

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