European court rules champagne sorbet can keep the sparkling name

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ECJ says Aldi product, which is no longer for sale, did not take undue advantage of wine’s EU protected designation of origin

Crack open the bubbly: the European court of justice has ruled that if a sorbet really tastes like champagne, then that is what it can be called.

In time for the festive season, the court issued its judgment in a case in which France’s committee of champagne producers was seeking a ban on the German Aldi supermarket chain selling champagne sorbet.

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