The Wine (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 639


The Wine (Amendment) Regulations 2020


Laid before Parliament25thJune2020

Coming into force16thJuly2020

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in accordance with the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972( 1), being a Minister designated( 2) for the purposes of section 2(2) of that Act in relation to the common agricultural policy.

The Secretary of State has consulted as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety( 3).

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Wine (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 16th July 2020.

Amendment of the Wine Regulations 2011

2. In regulation 2(2) of the Wine Regulations 2011( 4), in the definition of “the European Regulations”—

(a) omit sub-paragraph (a) (reference to Commission Regulation (EC) No 606/2009);

(b) after sub-paragraph (h) insert—

“(i) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards wine-growing areas where the alcoholic strength may be increased, authorised oenological practices and restrictions applicable to the production and conservation of grapevine products, the minimum percentage of alcohol for by-products and their disposal, and publication of OIV files( 5);

(j) Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/935 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards analysis methods for determining the physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics of grapevine products and notifications of Member States decisions concerning increases in natural alcoholic strength( 6);”.

24th June 2020

Victoria Prentis

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

This instrument amends the Wine Regulations 2011 ( S.I. 2011/2936) in order to reflect the repeal of Commission Regulation (EC) No 606/2009 by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/934 and its replacement with both that Regulation and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/935.

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