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Champagne Consumer Fraud

Champagne comes from the Champagne region of France.

Sparkling wine from anywhere else is sparkling wine, cava, vin mousseaux, etc.

To call a sparkling wine “Champagne,” if it comes from anywhere else but Champagne, is consumer fraud. It’s like labeling a wine “Napa Valley Select” when the wine comes from Moldova.

It may be technically legal in this country to label domestic sparkling wine as “Champagne,” but it’s still fraud. Somebody needs to grow up and join the rest of the world.