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Talks With Russia 'Best Way' To Resolve Champagne Dispute: Minister

Published on Jul 12 2021 7:28 AM in Drinks tagged: Trending Posts / France / Russia / champagne / Paywall / Product Labelling

Talks With Russia 'Best Way' To Resolve Champagne Dispute: Minister

France sees continuing negotiations with Russia as the best way to resolve a dispute over champagne, French trade minister Franck Riester said on Friday.

Russia has adopted legislation which will require French producers to attach a label to the back of their bottles sold in Russia with the description 'sparkling wine'.

By contrast, domestic producers of what is known in Russia as 'shampanskoye' will not have to attach any such label.

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