Hungary Protects Her Genuine Wine Brand Name

Hungary's government decided on 13th August 2008, to make international legal steps in order to protect the genuine Hungarian wine brand, "Tokaji". The name is bonded to the Northern Tokaj region and Hungarian oenologists claim that the geographical environment makes the local product inimitable. Italian rivals refuse the argument insisting on their interpretation that the brand name is only tied to a certain type of grape.

Slovakian producers label their wine "Tokajshka" as the region stretches beyond the Hungarian-Slovakian border. However, an EU approval to use the brand name was only given to wines produced form a grapes harvested on the 565 acre field.

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