Friday, January 11, 2008

Belgium dumps counterfeit Champagne

Belgian authorities said Thursday they have destroyed a shipment of more than 3,000 bottles of California-made sparkling wine as part of a New Year's crackdown on illegally labelled Champagne.
As usual.....the Euro weenies made great show of the André seizure, which took place in Antwerp. As a video camera rolled, a big pair of mechanical claws ripped into several cases, reducing the cardboard and glass to smithereens.

The destruction of the U.S. bubbly highlights a global battle by European food and drink producers to protect their brands by enforcing laws that say only products made in their original regions can carry names such as Champagne, Parma ham or Danish Blue cheese. STORY

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