800 million bottles of French and Italian wines turned into fuel

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We have read a piece of news that has impacted us a lot, it is about the conversion of some 800 million bottles of French and Italian wines into fuel. This is one of the drastic measures taken by Brussels in an attempt to curb European wine production.This fact contrasts with the large influx of wines from other continents such as American, Australian or African with cheaper prices.

Without a doubt, the existing mismanagement in the European market is highlighted, we would personally veto the entry of these new wines rather than destroy those that have been produced in our continent. When we say veto, we do not mean that these new wines do not enter, simply that their entry is regulated, always favoring our wines. It is unfortunate that winegrowers produce wine and know that it will never be drunk, that it will go directly to other uses, for example, up to a quarter of Spanish wine production is destined for industrial purposes.

And we ask why? Why favor the introduction of other wine markets in ours? There is something that a Brussels official says that we believe, he is absolutely right, "In the tanks we have the equivalent of several years of production that must be converted into fuel, which is quite stupid" the most logical thing is to produce less but not destroy what is already worked out.

But now we will give a different point of view to the subject, if this wine that is destroyed is of poor quality, then fine, since they are the culprits that the consumer opts for others that have the same price but with a higher quality, such as This is the case of some wines that come to us from the new world. The result of producing poor quality wine is obvious, leading to this type of regulation.

It is necessary to rethink the wine policy in production, imports and exports, in addition, although we do not agree with the start-up of the vineyards, it may be necessary to give greater quality and competitiveness in the oenological market.

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