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1733, 05 Jul 21

Russia Lays Claim to Champagne

Not the region (yet). The word.


The law has sparked controversy and the renowned winemaker Moet-Hennessy said Monday it was suspending champagne shipments to Russia. The law that was adopted on Friday allows the term to used only for “Russian champagne.”


1733, 05 July 2021

1 Comment

  1. steveegg

    Can I root for injuries here? ABC didn’t exactly point out that “most aficionados” actually means “EU bureaucrats who think they can use the muscle of extranational law to protect the little fiefdoms that pass for business in Europe”.

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