IG Grappa is now listed in WIPO's official register (World organisation for Intellectual property): WIPO has been existing since Lissabon's treaty in 1958. Another office, called OMPI (International office of the World organisation for intellectual property) is in charge to update the international register where all protected origin denominations are listed.The countries adhering to Lissabon's treaty now have one year time... GO
Reports of the Mipaaf with regard to the application for registration of the Geographical Indications (IG) Grappa from Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Alto Adige, Trentino, Lombardia, Piemonte and Sicilia were published in the Official Gazette. BULLETIN Grappa Veneta BULLETIN Grappa Friulana BULLETIN Grappa Alto Adige BULLETIN Grappa Trentina BULLETIN Grappa Lombarda BULLETIN Grappa Piemontese BULLETIN Grappa...GO
Press releases of MIPAAF were published relating to requests for registration of geographical indications like "Südtiroler Grappa" and/or "Grappa from Alto Adige", "Grappa Friuliana" and/or "Grappa from Friuli" and "Grappa Veneta" and/or "Grappa from Veneto", "Grappa Trentina" and/or "Grappa from Trentino", "Grappa Lombarda" and/or "Grappa from Lombardia", "Grappa Piemontese" and/or "Grappa from Piemonte", "Grappa di... GO
The italian distillers’ association to claim the IG classification in the USDaniele Nicolini, chairman of Assodistil (the italian distillers' association) had something to say on the occasion of the consultations for the so-called TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ). The italian distillers' association was asked to attend to give voice to the request put forward by those working in this domain: above all, the acknowledegement of the IG (Indicazioni Geografiche) labelling, being... GO
The European Commission agreed the use of new fruits and berries in spirits as well as the use of ethanol in akvavit or aquavit.
Alcoholic beverages: new rules for further fruits and berries to be used for the production of spiritsWith Regulations Nr. 426, released on April 25th 2014 (published on the Official Journal of the European Union, serie L n.125 on April26th 2014), the European Commission allowed a change in attachment II, regulating the denomination, presentation, labelling and protection of geographical areas where alcoholic beverages are manufactured (CE Regulations Nr. 110/2008). The new changes to the Regulations will allow the... GO
Producers in revolt against the new taxFrom 10th October the excises on alcoholic products will rise from euro 8,0001 to euro 9,0551 per anhydrous liter. The planned increase of the so called "Decreto Scuola" (art.25, DL 12 september 2013, n.104) aims to find bigger resources for the sectors of education and research. The Istituto Nazionale Grappa warns about the fallouts which certainly will be caused by these... GO
Saverio Romano (Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies): "With thedecrees I signed, the technical sheets of Italian Grappa and Brandy were approved.Yet another step in protecting our agricultural food heritage: given their importanceand international diffusion, Italian Brandy and Grappa, like other quality productions,are highly representative of our production excellence and must be protectedagainst illegal... GO