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French wine lobby bristles at California 'Champagne' for Obama's inauguration
the hill ^ | 1/9 | pecquet

Posted on 01/09/2013 2:28:17 PM PST by RummyChick

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,” according to a press release from the inauguration committee. That description violates U.S. law, according to Sam Heitner, the director of the Champagne Bureau, a Washington lobby.

The inauguration committee however says the wine itself is labeled in accordance with U.S. law and will be correctly identified on the menu.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/trade/276311-french-wine-lobby-bristles-at-californian-champagne-for-obamas-inauguration#ixzz2HWHStVD4

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 01/09/2013 2:28:27 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Korbel.

*snort*

2 posted on 01/09/2013 2:33:37 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RummyChick
This.

This is what should be served at the Nobama Ball.

3 posted on 01/09/2013 2:33:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RummyChick
How cheezy. I had Korbel bubbly in the past. Whatever it was called, it was right up there with hard cider.
4 posted on 01/09/2013 2:34:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RummyChick

What? Obama is going to keep a few cases of Cold COLT 45 around for the brothers??


5 posted on 01/09/2013 2:38:11 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Ripple


6 posted on 01/09/2013 2:40:30 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“Champagne” is a brand name and only comes from Champagne france

Everything else is supposed to be called “sparkling wine”

But this could easily be lost to common use - like “Kleenex” or “Xerox”


7 posted on 01/09/2013 2:44:14 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: RummyChick

Champipple


8 posted on 01/09/2013 2:47:20 PM PST by oldsicilian
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To: RummyChick
"Mon Dieu! Desist in the naming of your giggle juice or we shall taunt you a second time!" Never mind, looks like Barry issued a preemptive surrender. Now the French are really sore.
9 posted on 01/09/2013 2:47:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Mr. K

Agreed. As seldom as I side with the French, they are in the right on this one.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 2:48:33 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: RummyChick

Champipple. Fred Sanford.’s coctail; 7UP and Ripple.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 2:51:09 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I hope we're ready to get a real candidate next time. C'mon GOP! <BCC><)
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To: RummyChick
"Oh, you can't make a splash without a Ripple!"

"What's the word? Thunderbird! What's the price? Thirty twice!"

12 posted on 01/09/2013 2:51:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

For the inaugural ball, I also recommend Gallo White Port.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 2:52:29 PM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: RummyChick
They object to champagne? Champale would be more appropriate.
14 posted on 01/09/2013 2:53:41 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: 04-Bravo
For the inaugural ball, I also recommend Gallo White Port.

Add some lemon juice to make WPLJ.

15 posted on 01/09/2013 2:56:11 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: RummyChick
Years ago, California wine producers agreed to stop calling their sparkling wines "Champagne." They also stopped using names like Burgundy and Chablis. But I believe New York State wineries didn't sign on, and still market New York "Champagne."

It's a tough call. I don't blame France for trying to protect the name, but where do you stop? Cheddar cheese is made in places other than the English village of Cheddar. Swiss cheese is made everywhere.

16 posted on 01/09/2013 3:00:11 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: RummyChick

Are they going to fart in Obama’s general direction?


17 posted on 01/09/2013 3:01:44 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Mr. K; null and void
“Champagne” is a brand name and only comes from Champagne france

Everything else is supposed to be called “sparkling wine”

As specified in the article, prior to 2006, the U.S. did not recognize the appelation champagne as being restricted to the Champagne region of France. Instead, any wine made by the classic Methode Champagnaise (also known as the Dom Perignon Method) was entitled to the designation "Champagne" -- all others were "Sparkling Wines".

Korbel Champagnes pre-date 2006 by more than a century and are entitled to the designation because they have always been made by the classic Methode Champagnaise. In fact, Korbel invented the automatic riddling rack -- which has since been adopted by many French champagne firms.

The Naturel is exceedingly dry, made with a dosage of additional champagne -- thus is even "purer" than most French champagnes.

18 posted on 01/09/2013 3:05:32 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: skeeter

They actually make some pretty decent stuff, but it’s not what is on most store shelves.

But for better bubbly, we like J.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 3:09:07 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RummyChick

Won’t make any difference if they served dog p!ss as most of them will be drunk and trying to queer each other or some unsuspecting child ... warning, not a child friendly event.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 3:10:18 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Fiji Hill
now there's a blast from the past... i've listened to WPLJ while drinking WPLJ a time or two in the 70's
21 posted on 01/09/2013 3:15:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I think the French should stop selling all their Champagne to the states.

That will teach the dirty heathens.

22 posted on 01/09/2013 3:25:50 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: RummyChick
That description violates U.S. law

Funny. As if laws matter to this crew.

23 posted on 01/09/2013 3:27:06 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The Won” won’t be drinking that swill. He only drinks top shelf stuff, but a lot of regular folks will when they see their paychecks shrink.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 3:51:35 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Can’t we all just get along!

Let’s make a trade with France. If we are allowed to call our bubbly wine “Champagne”, then they get to keep Jerry Lewis!

Fair?


25 posted on 01/09/2013 4:06:45 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: RummyChick

They’re picking the wrong battle. They should be more concerned about what the new Secretary of Defense serves at his banquet. Kerry oozes French.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 4:30:33 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: RummyChick

Lawrence Screwdriver


27 posted on 01/09/2013 4:34:35 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: okie01

cool! good info, thanks


28 posted on 01/10/2013 8:02:01 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

In Germany they use the term Sekt for sparkling wines.


29 posted on 01/10/2013 11:12:10 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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