October 23, 2021

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New labeling of champagne in Russia discredits France

New labeling of champagne in Russia discredits France

The Interprofessional Committee for Champagne Wine rose on Monday against a new law in Russia that only Russian producers have the right to display the name “Champagne” in their shops, which should appeal to “sparkling wine” in imported wines.

Champagne is outraged by the new Russian law on wine labeling, The Champagne Committee, in a press release published on Monday, recalled the defense of the French appeal Champagne AOC, Found in more than 120 countries.

Under the new Russian law, champagne wines can retain the right to use the name Champagne In Latin letters on the main label. On the other hand, they have to give up the term Champansco – Translation of champagne in Russian – and present yourself under this word Sparkling wine In the Cyrillic letters on the back label, the Champagne Committee explains.

Only Russian sparkling wines now have the right to use the name Champansco, The committee adds.

Champagne is notorious for depriving people of the right to use the name “champagne” (in Cyrillic).

A quote from:Champagne Committee co-chairs Maxim Tobert and Jean-Marie Barillere

It is our common heritage and the apple of our eye, Wrote to Champagne Committee co-chairs Maxim Tobert and Jean-Marie Barrellere, inviting champagne companies to suspend their deliveries to Russia until further notice.

European Commission spokeswoman Miriam Garcia Ferrer said she was aware of the legislative change in Russia.

This will have a significant impact on wine exports. We will therefore do whatever is necessary to express our disagreement and concern with the project., She says.

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We will take the necessary steps to protect our rights if this law comes into force., She added.