Regulations valid for all member states are documented in EU regulations. The currently most important under wine law are 1601/1991, 834/2007 (see also under EU Organic Regulation ), 1234/2007, 479/2008, 555/2008, 436/2009, 605/2009, 606/2009 and 1169/2011. In addition, there are about 20 other directives and ordinances, which also affect at least in part wine law concerns. For the layman, this is almost confusing, because amended regulations are announced by a separate decree (with a new number). There is (unfortunately) no comprehensive EU law, where you can find everything in one place for a particular topic. There are also many country-specific laws and exemptions.
The standard work in Germany is the "Weinrecht" (Walhalla publishing house, Wilhelm Schevardo and Josef Koy), which in the edition published in June 2012 comprises 4.068 pages plus CD-ROM. It offers the wine law of the EU, the Federal Republic and the federal states. Another work is the "Weinrecht commentary" by Prof. dr. Hans-Jörg cook, The standard work in Austria is the "wine law" (Manz publishing house, Hannes Mraz and Hans Valentin), which in the 2012 published 5th edition comprises 818 pages. It provides a comprehensive representation of the entire wine law including all regulations and EU regulations. Furthermore, there is also the electronic database RIS (legal information system), where, among other things, wine-related matters are included.
On the website of the European Commission there is the database "E-Bacchus". It contains all the geographical indications protected in the EU ( PGI ) and designations of origin ( PDO ) of the member states (all wine regions such as chablis. Moselle or Wachau ), the EU-protected geographical indications and designations of origin of EU non-member states based on bilateral trade agreements between the EU and the EU non-member countries on wine (eg trade agreements with the EU) USA ), as well as the traditional terms protected in the EU (eg Liebfraumilch or Mixed set ).
For many wine law issues, exemptions were requested by almost all EU Member States. The reasons are in addition to traditional customs especially climatic Particularities. These are with the individual wine-producing countries cited. More information under wine law is available below wine law, where at the end a list of other relevant keywords on the subject is included.