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EU Court: Champagne Sorbet at Aldi Can Be Called That If It Tastes Like It

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This is a Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 file photo of the headquarters of retail giant Aldi in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:37 PM

An EU court has ruled that Champagne sorbet can be labeled as such if the sorbet really tastes like the bubbly beverage.

Just in time for the festive season, the European Court of Justice ruled on a case involving France's august and protective CIPV committee of Champagne producers, which sought a ban on the German Aldi chain selling "Champagne Sorbet" in its supermarkets.

Even though the court left the ultimate decision to a German court, it did say that the name could be used if the icy treat "has, as one of its essential characteristics, a taste attributable primarily to Champagne."

Aldi's Champagne Sorbet contains 12 percent Champagne. The court said that the quantity of the bubbly itself "is a significant but not, in itself, sufficient factor."

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