LOIRE (4) : LA LIBERTÉ D’OLIVIER COUSIN EN PROCÈS
From JIM BUDD — DECANTER e-newsletter – Tuesday March 11, 2014
Loire winemaker faces fine for defying appellation body.
Prosecutors in France’s Loire region have asked for a local winemaker, Olivier Cousin, to be fined for allegedly tricking consumers by wrongly linking his vin de table to the AOC (appellation controlee system).
Between 200 to 250 of Cousin’s supporters gathered for a picnic in front of the court, and he rode out to greet them on a horse after the hearing.
Biodynamic wine producer Olivier Cousin went before a court in Angers a few days ago, charged with several labelling offences, and in particular the use of « Anjou Pur Breton » on a vin de table. He faces a €5,000 fine and an extra levy of up to 20 cents for each of the 2,800 wrongly labelled bottles. (suite…)