No 'Champagne' for this Swiss village.

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A group of winemakers from the Swiss village of Champagne have lost a legal battle to attach the town's name to local wine.

The Swiss winemakers, based on the shores of Lake Neuchatel, fought to continue an ancient custom of naming local wine after the village.

France has fiercely resisted any label of 'Champagne' unless the wine comes from the northeastern region of France that makes the famous bubbly. In 1999, a government deal banned the Swiss vintners from using the village name on labels so they...

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