Port wine fears over Brexit

in News · 27-09-2018 10:05:00 · 0 Comments

Port producers in Portugal have expressed concern over the impact of Brexit on its multimillion-euro export industry to the UK.

The EU’s name protection laws ensure that the wine produced in the valley of the River Douro is the only one in the world that can be called port. Without these laws, the UK could let in rival producers of fortified wines from the Commonwealth, such as South Africa and Australia. The United Kingdom is port wine’s second largest export market, and is not saying whether it will keep the EU’s name protection rules after it leaves the bloc.


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