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California Winemakers Cheer Agreement With European Union

Sonoma, CA — California winemakers are applauding a deal with the European Union that was expected to smooth passage of New World wines to Europe.

Walter Schug, owner and winemaker at Schug Carneros Estate in Sonoma, says the agreement brings stability to exporting.

Under the agreement, the European Union agreed to ease shipments by accepting U-S winemaking practices, such as adding malic acid to correct deficient acidity, common in warm growing regions such as California.