U.S.-E.U. Wine Trade Talks Break Down Over Geographic Designations
During negotiations to renew a bilateral wine trade agreement, the U.S. has put forth a last-minute proposal that the Europeans say would allow American wine companies carte blanche to use such geographic names as Champagne, Chianti, Madeira, Port and Sherry, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The place-name controversy prompted the European Commission to walk away from the negotiating table. The European Union’s executive body...
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