Category: food & wine


Special Consumption Tax on wine to be abolished in Jan2019

A Special Consumption Tax (SCT) currently imposed on wine will be abolished as of January 1, 2019, according to an amendment the Ministry of Finance tabled to parliament on Tuesday. Currently, the SCT is set at 20 euros per 100 litres of product. The amendment is aimed at supporting wine producers and correcting certain market […]

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Greece ninth in wine production among EU countries

Greece is ninth among the EU member-states in wine production in 2018, according to estimates by the Central Cooperative Union of Wine Products, with 2,157,193 hectolitres expected to be produced in 2018. The cooperative’s figures were submitted to the General Directorate of Agriculture on Thursday. Total wine production among the 28 EU countries is expected […]

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Distinguished sommeliers visit the vineyards of Crete

Aiming to get acquainted with Cretan wines, distinguished sommeliers from London’s famed private club “67 Pall Mall” traveled recently to Crete. At the initiative of the Wines of Crete Network of Wineries and of the Crete Prefecture, they visited wineries in Chania and Heraklion, participated in thematic dinners and thematic wine tastings of local varieties, […]

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Greek top court repeals wine tax

Greece’s top administrative court cancelled a widely contested excise tax on wine introduced by the government in 2016, the Greek Wine Federation (GWF) announced on Tuesday. The tax had been challenged at the Council of State by the Greek Wine Federation, the National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine of Greece (EDOAO), and other wine […]

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