Number of countries that officially recognize the name Champagne as the name of a wine that comes only from the Champagne region of France. According to the Comité Champagne (CIVC), the U.S. does not protect the name (nor do Argentina and Russia). That’s unfortunate, for the very premise of fine wine is that it reflects its place of origin. To that end, Champagne, along with 30 other organizations in the world, belongs to the Wine Origins Alliance, dedicated to ensuring that the names of wine regions are protected and not miscommunicated to consumers.

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