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Magazine Archives: Dec. 15, 2013

France Considers Tough Rules on Wine

Suzanne Mustacich
Issue: December 15, 2013

A new bill before the French Senate claims wine may pose a danger to public health, and calls for higher taxes on alcoholic beverages, stronger health warnings on labels and new restrictions on advertising. But winemakers are challenging the proposal, saying wine is an integral part of the country's culture and a vital part of its economy. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 19, 2013.

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