The Agency aims to ensure that EU wine regulations are enforced in the UK. It also maintains the UK Vineyards Register.
Our enforcement responsibilities apply to all premises and traders within the production and marketing chain, including wholesalers, warehouses and vineyards. Retail premises come under the control of Local Authorities Trading Standards, as do licensing law requirements from 2005.
The UK Vineyards Register records the area covered by vineyards and the annual harvest and production returns from growers and producers.
- to encourage growers and traders to comply with laws on wine by offering advice and education
- to carry out a programme of inspections, using risk analysis to deliver a targeted and cost-effective and service
- to identify breaches of the law and gather evidence for legal action in serious cases
- to work closely with other regulatory bodies
Please contact John Boodle for further information:
Food Standards Agency
Enforcement and Local Authority Delivery Division
Tel: 0207 276 8351
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On this page you will find links to wine standards forms. Following a consultation, the harvest forms were revised in August 2011 to enable electronic use. These are WSB10, WSB12, WSB14, WSB15, WSB20, WSB21 and WSB21B.
Background to the wine regulations applicable in the UK, a brief guidance on the key aspects of the law and guidance on the other laws relating to the wine trade.
These pages show how our inspectors are organised and how you can contact them.
Wine Standards is responsible for the Vineyard Register in the United Kingdom, which records details of all vineyards known to its Inspectors.
Guidance on importing wine
Guidance on wine labelling including wine produced in the UK, EU and third countries, allergen labelling and the display of bottlers details.
Find out more about wine standards. For more detailed questions please contact your regional inspector.
On this page you will find links to wine related guidance notes.