French Champagne makers are furious following Vladimir Putin’s new law that bans foreign sparkling wine producers from using the term "Champagne.”
The new law makes it so only Russian-made shampanskoe wines will be able to claim the term.
France of course, has strict rules to protect the name of its bubbly and the country's main Champagne industry group is now calling for all producers to halt exports to Russia "until further notice."
A statement reads in part, “Preventing the people of Champagne from using the name Champagne is scandalous; it’s our common heritage and the apple of our eye.”
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