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Europe has finally agreed to what is considered "vodka"

December 18 2007

European agriculture ministers eventually reached agreement on a new trade definition of "vodka" and approved the manufacture of liquor from "non-traditional raw materials."

Under this definition hidden crops not related to grain or potatoes. The report said the European Commission, which, according to new rules, producers of alcoholic beverages can be considered as made of non-traditional raw materials of vodka, but it must specify the appropriate composition of the drink.

In general, this solution can be regarded as a sort of "defeat" of countries in favor of maintaining the previous status of vodka as a drink made from grain or potatoes. Against the "beverage" of reform made by Finland, Poland and Sweden, whereas the removal of restrictions on the composition of vodka supported by Britain, the Netherlands and Austria. This writes the RBC.

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