When the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) announced the menu for the luncheon, it listed "Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvee Champagne, California." That wording drew the ire of the Champagne Bureau, a D.C. lobby for French wineries. U.S. law allows bubbly makers to call their product champagne as long as they've been in business since 2006 and put the origin upfront in the name. "Under the law, the label for this wine would state 'California Champagne,'" Sam Heitner, director of the Champagne Bureau told <i>The Hill</i>. Margie Healy, a Korbel spokeswoman, says the labels for the 90 custom Magnum bottles follow the rules. "We're talking about the Presidential Inauguration," Healy says, "that's what people ought to be focusing on and not a comma in a press release." Heitner says the complaint has been addressed and the wording on the menu now follows the rules.
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