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Issue: September 15, 2002

It doesn't sparkle, and there is no trademark "pop"—but a group of winemakers in Switzerland are fighting for the right to label their white wine "Champagne." About 40 winegrowers from the Swiss village of Champagne have taken their case to the European Court of Justice after the European Union banned the use of the Champagne moniker by producers outside the French region.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2002.

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