Bodegas Yuste has released a statement seeking a rectification of the article published in the Diario de Jerez the other day (see post 20/4/16) which said the BIB which won a medal in Toulouse had been denounced by the Consejo. Yuste feel that the article was tendentious and did nothing but harm to the image of Jerez, the bodegas and their wines. The article seems to have reignited the controversy which the Junta wanted to resolve with the issue of a report in January, and which in Yuste’s view is absolutely clear that BIB is legal in horeca, until such time as the regulations are changed by the Consejo, approved by the Junta and published using established channels.
He condemned the Consejo for repeatedly refusing to issue precintas (DO strips) for the BIB formats which in his judgement provides evidence of constant and flagrant breach of current regulations which the Junta should have sorted out. He went on to say that the Junta is effectively superior and should exercise its power over the Consejo which is in breach of both the interpretation and explanation of the regulations covering packaging and labelling in the said report. He accused the Consejo of having a belligerent attitude which is damaging to the trade and finished by calling for dialogue and the fulfilment of the law.