France Plans Lucrative Champagne Expansion

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The official body that determines France's wine laws has decided to expand the country's champagne-producing region to meet growing worldwide demand.

A century-old law has restricted champagne production to just 370 villages in northeastern France, but with demand now outstripping supply, the group is admitting 40 more communities.

For those joining the exclusive club of champagne producers, the move will be extremely lucrative.



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