4 November 2022
Australian Grape & Wine recently announced that it has negotiated a temporary change to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) MRL for phosphorous acid.
This change means that the LCBO will accept Australian wines produced from vintages leading up to and including the 2023 vintage, provided that:
Exporters should note that the change to the LCBO’s MRL for phosphorous acid is temporary and subject to further review. Also, despite this temporary change, the relevant MRL in Ontario (and other major export markets) remains relatively low, and grapegrowers and winemakers should exercise care if intending to use phosphorous acid this growing season on grapes eventually destined for export.
The AWRI continues to recommend that growers engage with their grape purchasers or winery before making decisions on the use of phosphorous acid.
For assistance with any technical grapegrowing or winemaking questions, contact the AWRI helpdesk on email@example.com or 08 8313 6600.
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