Russian President Vladimir Putin has enacted a new law on the classification of sparkling wines. It allows the designation "champagne" only for Russian sparkling wines. The French original, on the other hand, must be called and sold as "sparkling wine". The first reactions to the decision followed promptly: Champagne producer Moët Hennessy, which like Moët Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Perignon belongs to the French luxury group LVMH, has already announced the suspension of its deliveries until a solution is found. It is not yet known whether other champagne producers will renounce their exports to Russia because of the name dispute.
(ru / Source: Spiegel; Photo: pixabay)