The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will host an international wine-control conference from 9 to 11 October 2023 in Bonn. We would be grateful if you could forward this “save the date” to your official wine monitoring bodies.
We will examine issues that arise in the context of the trade and import of wine, the protection of geographical indications as well as the nutrition declaration and the list of ingredients. In addition, isotope analysis and the dealcoholisation of wine will be considered together. Finally, we would like to take a look at electronic accompanying documents.
Presentations on these topics have been requested and largely confirmed and will be held by the services of the European Commission in Brussels (COM), the European Reference Centre for Control in the Wine Sector at the Joint Research Centre in Geel (ERC-CWS), the competent ministries in Italy (ICQRF), France (DGCCRF) and Poland (MINROL), the competent authorities in Denmark (FVST) and Sweden (SLV) as well as – last but not least – representatives from Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to the presentations, participants can look forward to an excursion to the river Ahr, which is famous for their wine (Ahr PDO).
Up to 100 representatives of official wine control bodies are invited to come together and learn from each other. The working language will be English. However, the presentations will be interpreted from English into German and from German into English.
Participation is free of charge and the BMEL will pay for lunch at the canteen located on the BMEL premises as well as the excursion to the river Ahr including dinner. However, participants must pay for their travel expenses. It is therefore advisable to make travel plans as early as possible.