In 2001, the European Commission approved Canadian "Icewine" under the English name for the EU market. The name is protected on the European market and may only be used for this dessert wine. Of the Eiswein
from Germany and Austria as well as the relevant German designation are also protected. In the summer of 2000, Canada's decision to license Canadian ice wine to the European market was based on Canada's decision to introduce uniform standards for the production of ice-wine. Before that had become Germany
agreed on such a norm. At the same time, German and Austrian ice-wine producers will have access to the Canadian market in the future.