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The French wine lobby is upset about the menu for Obama's inauguration and is penning a letter to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned.

At issue is the menu's dessert course, which will be accompanied by “Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée Champagne, California.” That description violates U.S. law, according to Sam Heitner, the director of the Champagne Bureau, a Washington lobby.

Most countries ban the use of the name “Champagne” to describe sparkling wines that are not from the Champagne region of France. American law is less stringent, banning the term for newer sparkling wines but preserving it for wines produced prior to 2006 — but only if their origin is spelled out in their name.

“U.S. law clearly states that the full name of the wine label must include where it comes from,” Heitner said. “Under the law, the label for this wine would state 'California Champagne.' While we do not support this practice, it is U.S. law and we would urge the inaugural committee to follow that law and not state the sparkling wine being served is Champagne, as they did in today's release. Champagne only comes from Champagne, France.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/trade/276311-french-wine-lobby-bristles-at-californian-champagne-for-obamas-inauguration

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The French wine lobby is upset about the menu for Obama's inauguration and is penning a letter to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned.

At issue is the menu's dessert course, which will be accompanied by “Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée Champagne, California.” That description violates U.S. law, according to Sam Heitner, the director of the Champagne Bureau, a Washington lobby.

Most countries ban the use of the name “Champagne” to describe sparkling wines that are not from the Champagne region of France. American law is less stringent, banning the term for newer sparkling wines but preserving it for wines produced prior to 2006 — but only if their origin is spelled out in their name.

“U.S. law clearly states that the full name of the wine label must include where it comes from,” Heitner said. “Under the law, the label for this wine would state 'California Champagne.' While we do not support this practice, it is U.S. law and we would urge the inaugural committee to follow that law and not state the sparkling wine being served is Champagne, as they did in today's release. Champagne only comes from Champagne, France.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/trade/276311-french-wine-lobby-bristles-at-californian-champagne-for-obamas-inauguration

Korbel - Drove by the place twice today, and it's "Méthode Champenoise", something the French really don't do anymore.

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Korbel - Drove by the place twice today, and it's "Méthode Champenoise", something the French really don't do anymore.

Check again. The very essence of champagne is the method from which it derives its name. You still need Chardonnay and one Pinot, in the least, to get started...


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Check again. The very essence of champagne is the method from which it derives its name. You still need Chardonnay and one Pinot, in the least, to get started...

French use "Metodo Charmat", and worse, use just enough juice from the Champagne region to satisfy the content requirement. The French have to blend their wines to minimize that foul taste.

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