BUBBLING CRISIS AT INAUGURAL LUNCH ON CAPITOL HILL
From The INDIAN WINE ACADEMY Newsletter, January 11, 2013
The Champagne producers will be restless once again when the Korbel ‘Special Inaugural Cuvée’ sparkling wine will be served with the dessert at the inaugural lunch on January 21, at Capitol Hill. The Champagne Bureau in Washington has urged the White House not to print just « Champagne » on the menu.
The menu published in advance mentioned a « Special Inaugural Cuvee Champagne », to be served with the dessert — Hudson apple pie, sour-cream ice cream, aged cheese and honey.
The way it was supposed to appear on the menu of the inaugural lunch, Korbel Russian River Valley Natural ‘Champagne’, « is not correct » protested the US Champagne Bureau chief in Washington Sam Heitner, explaining that « the geographical place of production has to appear next to the word Champagne. » (suite…)