French Winemakers in a Tizzy over Obama Inauguration “Champagne California”

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French Winemakers in a Tizzy over Obama Inauguration “Champagne California”

In a move COMPLETELY UNCHARACTERISTIC of their nation, French winemakers have once again screamed “SACRE BLEU!!!” over a U.S. wine.
This time, it’s the wine that Mr. Barack Hussein Obama II plans to serve at his upcoming inauguration.

The problem all stems from the name of the wine and the order of its wording: “Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée Champagne, California.”

Just so you know, I’ve actually seen another name for this wine in similar news articles, which name it as: “Korbel Natural Russian River Valley Champagne.” Either way, it’s still wrong, as it should be listed as “California Champagne” according to U.S. wine law.

Officials from the Champagne Bureau were very quick to jump into attack-mode, and have “voiced their concerns” (as the French do best) in a letter to New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies….otherwise known as the man with the world’s longest business card.

The Committee responded by saying that the wine way is in-fact labeled correctly, however it’s the menu that’s wrong and will be corrected before the big day.

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My Thoughts…

Yeah…and if you believe that, you’ll believe anything!

Call me a cynic, but I would put money on it that Korbel labeled the Champagne incorrectly, the French got pissed at Washington, Washington got pissed and called California; and as we speak, there’s some low-level intern at Korbel armed only with a Sharpie, correcting 1,000 bottles of California fizzy plonk…

On another note, I can’t WAIT till the day I get to write a story entitled “French winemakers SUPER PSYCHED over something winemakers in a another country have done!”…alas, I think that day may never come…

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