Wine making is one of the oldest activities in Southern Europe, nowadays combining a rich cultural heritage with intense business. Viticulturists, wineries, distributors, exporters and retailers have come together to boost a thriving industry with worldwide sales.
However, special attention must be paid to regulation that works on three different levels: European Union, national and regional. The plethora of rules and laws that affect the industry range from subsidies to consumers, also including topics as diverse as replanting rights, competition law, protected designations of origin or taxation.
How we help
When a Spanish association of winemakers had to face problems on many fronts they turned to us for experienced counselling on subjects such as unfair competition, or disputes with the regulatory board.
Individual consumers also rely on our advice when it comes to handling tricky export issues or reaching out to untapped markets.