Peter May wrote:Off the top of my head, France losingTokay d'Alsace, and Italy losing Fruila (though Italy recently pulled a coup d'main with grabbing the name of the grape Prosecco exclusively for itself).
I can see only the barest mention of teran and what the issue is - the paper doesn't say its an EU edict just that "Slovenia said Croatia had no right to produce and market [the red wine] teran."
If it's a name issue why would they need to stop producing it? Renaming it is all that is required...
OTT?? Moi??? Surely you jest, Peter???
My impression is that the EU bureaucrats are more than eager to upold any kind of protest from a client state, no matter
how flimsy the evidence presented. But that's just my impression.
The Tokay d'Alsace and TokaiFriuliano case is one such point. The Hungarians objected to that usage as it would confuse those
wines w/ Hungarian Tokaji. Gimmee a break...where's the common sense here??
The Slovenes continue to use their name for that grape...Tokaj. Don't know if the Slovenians are not part of the EU or that
the Hungarians haven't raised the issue (yet).