EU: officials propose revision of wine sector

EU: officials propose revision of wine sector
EU: officials propose revision of wine sector

The plan, which aims to make European wines more appealing to consumers, after falling sales, call for nearly one-sixth of Europe's vineyards to close to eliminate a surplus of wine no one wants to buy.

The commission is proposing to cut production of low quality wines by paying winemakers around Ђ 2 billion (US$2.5 billion) over the next six years to take 400,000 hectares (988,400 acres) of vineyards out of production, according to a draft of the plan, the AP reports.

The plan allows winemakers to put on their label a wine's grapes, similar to "New World" wine products.