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EU Regulation 2021/2117 in a Nutshell

Since 08.12.2023, information about…

  • Ingredients,
  • nutritional values and
  • energy content

… must be provided on wine labels. We would like to introduce you to the two ways of implementing this.

E-Label: The Future of Wine Labelling

A new EU regulation that will revolutionise the labelling of wine and wine-based beverages has come into effect on 8th of December 2023. We at label.co.uk are prepared for this and are at your side as a reliable partner to ensure that your wine labels meet the new requirements. EU Regulation 2021/2117, also known as the CAP reform, obliges wine producers, bottlers and retailers to provide information on ingredients, nutritional values and energy content on their wine labels. There are two ways of implementation for this endeavour: classic and electronic. In both cases, information on allergens and the energy content must be printed on the label. 

The Electronic Solution (E-Label):

Here, the mandatory information is provided via a QR code on the label. These digital labels offer many advantages, such as more space for creative design and the possibility of reducing the label size.

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The Classic Way:

Your information is placed on the label in printed form, including a table with nutrition declaration and ingredients list.

What Are the Disadvantages of the Electronic Way?

  • Not everyone has a smartphone or tablet with access to the internet.
  • Internet access is not always guaranteed everywhere.
  • In addition, the QR code must be correctly applied and error-free so that consumers can access the information.

What Are the Advantages of the E-Label?

  • Providing information via QR code offers more space for creative design.
  • Because QR codes save space, it is possible to reduce the size of the label. This saves costs.
  • Whether zoom, translation or search function, the digital space offers many aids.

Steps of Implementation

1. Know values or have them determined: To fulfil the new requirements, you need to know or have the relevant values determined for your wine labels.

2. QR code or not: Decide whether you want to choose the electronic route with a QR code. If so, contact your website administrator or use one of the well-known platform providers. Otherwise, the information must be printed directly on the label. Information on allergens and the energy content must be printed on the label in both variants.

3. Label design: Due to the additional information, changes to the design are necessary. Simply book the Pro package available in our artwork services and we will integrate the new information into your existing label design. If you are planning a complete redesign of your labels, our design service is at your disposal.

4. Coordination with the relevant authorities: Your responsibility for the accuracy of the labels recommends coordination with the relevant authorities. We recommend submitting the design to them in advance by e-mail or post.

5. Production of the labels: You can easily order your wine labels via our website. Our customer service team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our experts are already well informed about the upcoming changes and will be happy to advise you. You can reach us Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. – by phone on 0203 588 1080, by email at info@label.co.uk or via chat.

6. Delivery: Within a few days you will receive your labels, ready for labelling your wine bottles. We also offer express delivery on request. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

E-labelling and Wine Labels: A Futuristic Combination

The new EU regulation is an important step towards digitalisation and transparency. The e-label not only offers scope for creative design, but also strengthens the competitiveness of the wine industry. With label.co.uk, you have a strong partner at your side to master this change smoothly.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need advice. We will ensure that you are optimally equipped for the digital age and that you receive your new wine labels on time. Trust label.co.uk, your expert for e-labelling and wine labels.

Please note that this information does not claim to be complete. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the content and accept no liability.

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