Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Center Party wants to allow direct sales of wine from Swedish vineyards

The Center Party wants to make the countryside more alive. One of the party's main proposals is that it wants to allow Swedish wine, spirits and beer producers to sell directly to consumers, writes Dagens Nyheter.

This comes from a manifesto for sustainable agriculture which is now published.

Previously, the Minister for Agriculture, Eskil Erlandson (C), announced that he wanted to see this opportunity for the Swedish producers of alcoholic beverages.

In an alcohol study, which was presented in spring, it was suggested, however, that it would not be allowed. However, the investigation was conducted by The Public Health Ministry whose responsible minister Maria Larsson has expressed a very different wish.

This is not the first time that the Center Party has proposed permission for direct vineyard sale. Already in 2007 the Agriculture Minister expressed high hopes producers around Sweden to be allowed to sell their alcoholic beverages directly to consumers.

Website : World of Wine News 29th April 2009

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