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Irish Wine Drinkers Could Face Higher Prices With Labelling Proposal

Published on Dec 15 2017 12:00 PM in Drinks tagged: Wine / Ireland / Public Health bill

Irish Wine Drinkers Could Face Higher Prices With Labelling Proposal

Irish consumers could be facing higher prices for wine, as a result of a new proposal in the country's Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, according to the Irish Wine Association (IWA).

The bill is proposing the introduction of mandatory cancer warning labels on all alcohol products sold in the Republic of Ireland, meaning that companies would have to produce a specific label for the Irish market.

The IWA says that this measure would be 'logistical nightmare' for wine importers, and have a 'devastating effect' on Ireland's wine industry, leading to less choice for consumers and an increase in business costs, which could create higher prices.

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