Jun 19, 2007
Makes you wonder who the real terrorists are.... You bastards!
RFE/RL: The European Parliament has backed a definition of vodka that purists fear will water down their favorite spirit. EU lawmakers decided that while vodka is a spirit made from grains and potatoes, it can also be made from other ingredients such as apples, raisins, and sugarbeets as long as the labels properly indicate the contents. Parliamentarians from traditional vodka-producing countries such as Finland, Poland, or Sweden, had pushed for stronger rules that would have included molasses among the ingredients allowed but banned vodkas made from anything else from using that name. But countries that use sugarbeet and grapes in their vodka, such as Britain, France, Italy, and Spain, have opposed that definition.