Last month, EU member states provisionally agreed to update alcohol excise rules within the EU, agreeing to raise the alcohol threshold to lower excise taxes in an effort to encourage people to drink light beer instead, The Drink Business reported.
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The new regulations, which are subject to further approval by the European Council, will improve the business environment for small alcohol producers and reduce costs. The regulation will come into effect on January 1, 2022.
Another blow to the wine industry.