Spanish and European wine legislation: principles and evolution. Regulating infringements and penalties. Official vine and wine product controls. Legislation concerning Denomination of Origin, Protected Geographical Indications, and wine varietals.
The course aims to provide students with basic legal knowledge, but necessary, for their professional development.
That is to say, it intends to cover an overview of the major legal issues that gravitate on wine business permanently.
The course is orientated, therefore, to the knowledge of the legal regulation of the sector, but also, we understand, to professional practice, as part of the criteria for decision-making as it requires. Issues such as legal vine regulation, wine legal system or legislation on wine appellations of origin will be included in this field.
But we think that legal training for winemaker will not be completed without including other issues closely related to the above, such as the ones linked to the wine business and the legal instruments for the development of this activity (eg.: insurance and wine contracts) or the impact on the industry standards of consumer protection.
All these issues are covered in this subject.
Current curriculum seeks to provide students with the knowledge of national and international law in order to provide a basic legal concept, but necessary to complete their training, in accordance with the Declaration of Ljubljana, 1976.
Since the subject is not taught in the context of a law degree, we try to strip the entire scholarship program of any reference to legal theories on the rules and institutions that are studied.
It has been claimed, by the characteristics of the students, that the subject has an eminently functional and practical focus, that allows students to solve with efficiency, accuracy and safety the real cases they will find in their professional life.