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2009-12-04 12:56:00

Campaign Expands To Ensure Wine Purchasers Know Where Wines Come From WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Champagne Bureau has launched its "Unmask the Truth" ad campaign, rallying consumers and demanding lawmakers protect wine place names on wines sold in the United States. The ad, which can be viewed at www.champagne.us, features a mask over a sparkling wine bottle mislabeled "American Champagne," and asks consumers to voice their support for truthful wine labels that...

2009-07-21 11:25:00

Award Given on Fourth Anniversary of International Declaration Protecting Wine Place and Origin WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Champagne Bureau is proud to honor wine writers and consumer activists Eleanor and Ray Heald with the Bureau's first annual "Champagne Award," given to the Healds for their tireless commitment to promoting fair and accurate wine labeling. For more than a decade, the Healds have worked to ensure that consumers are protected by advocating for wine...

2005-09-15 07:32:40

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States have reached the first phase of an agreement on the wine trade that will help protect some of the most famous European names like champagne, chianti, madeira and sherry. Under the agreement, the use of the names by producers in the United States -- where they are currently considered semi-generic -- will be limited, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. Furthermore, U.S. authorities will exempt EU...

2005-07-26 18:12:20

By Jim Christie NAPA, Calif. (Reuters) - Associations representing some of the world's best-known wine regions vowed on Tuesday to protect the names of their regions and to combat their misuse on bottle labels. The names, known as appellations in the wine trade, translate into additional revenues for winemakers as consumers are willing to pay more for wine from a region known for its wine-making traditions and quality. The joint declaration on Tuesday follows a May appeals court ruling...