Sangría: made in Spain and Spain only

European Parliament passes legislation to protect the drink for Iberian peninsula

A woman serves sangría during Madrid's San Cayetano festivities. / Samuel Sánchez

Sangría can only be sangría if it is made in Spain. The European Parliament on Tuesday passed legislation to reform labeling regulations and the protection of geographical indications for aromatized drinks, which include sangría. Such drinks can now only be sold under this denomination if they are produced on the Iberian peninsula.

The limits on the use of the term sangría do not prevent it from being produced in other countries, but in such cases it has to be sold under a different denomination and the word sangría can only appear as a complement of the denomination “aromatized wine-based drink.” Such products also have to clearly indicate their country of origin.

The new rules also protect the use of the denomination clarea, a kind of spiced wine, which can also only be produced in Spain. European member states now have one year to incorporate the regulations into national law.

The legislation was passed by a sizeable majority of MEPs, who supported the changes by 609 votes for with 72 against and four abstentions.

 

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