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July 20, 2021 - 14:55 -- Admin





















MOSCOW: Russian oligarchs are facing a shortage of champagne, after French producers temporarily cut off supplies to the country over a new law that will force them to label their drinks as ‘‘sparkling wine’’.

Last week, President Vladimir Putin signed legislation stating that only wine produced in Russia could be labelled ‘‘champagne’’, while foreign makers, including those from France’s Champagne region, would have to rebrand their bubbly. Neither Putin nor parliament explained why Russia needed the law.

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