I offer this thought as a start for Tragic tales of the truly bizarre:
‘Champagne war’ leaves Russian oligarchs facing shortage of French bubbly
French producers cut off supply in protest over new law ordering Russian-made wine to be labelled as ‘champagne.’
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”.
Let me get this straight. Russia has the effrontery to seize the name “champagne” for their homemade version of the real thing? And their new law requires French producers of the original and authentic champagne to drop the name and adopt the more generic “sparkling wine,” when exporting to Russia?
Those cheeky little monkeys!