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Drinks industry continues to snub nose at calorie labelling for wine.

Two years after the drinks industry was given a single year to come up with a voluntary code for labelling calories on wine and other drinks by the EU Parliament, the EU Commission has published a report demanding that they come up with a solution within a year.

Currently drinks with more than 1.2% alcohol or higher are exempt from the 2011 ruling for food and drinks to provide nutrition and calorie information.

Some companies are already providing this information - Diageo, Treasury and AB InBev are among the bigger players who have already met this requirement.

But many small and large companies do not provide any information, while the UK drinks industry lobby group WSTA continues to try and water down calorie information by suggesting users can go online while out shopping to find the information.