Follow my reports on the courtroom battle between the CIVC (the Comité Interprofessionnel du Cin de Champagne and Australian wine educator Rachel Powell better known as Champagne Jayne at http://jimsloire.blogspot.com.au/. The hearing began in the Federal Court of Australia on Monday December 15 before Justice Jonathon Beach.
The CIVC, France’s
protector of the exclusivity of the Champagne brand has accused Champagne of misleading and deceptive behaviour and tarnishing the Champagne brand.
The hearing has now been adjourned until March 2015 while the opposing parties attempt to reach a settlement through mediation.