Q: Champagne producers, “scandalized” by new Russian legislation on champagne labeling, raised this issue with Paris and Brussels on Monday. “The Champenois call on French and European diplomats to get this unacceptable law changed,” reads a press release by the Comité Champagne, which represents winemakers and champagne producers. Does the Ministry have an answer for them? Is it considering approaching Moscow on this matter? How will this matter be dealt with?
A: The Minister addressed this subject today at the National Assembly. I refer you to his remarks.