is strictly regulated by
both European and French legislation,
along with AOC specifications
drawn up by the INAO
(now known as the National Institute of Origin and Quality).
Recreate the main stages in the creation of the Champagne AOC by arranging them on the timeline.
Today, a large number of countries protect
the Champagne appellation,
the most recent being
China (2009), Brazil (2013)
and Canada (2014).
However, some countries still do not recognise the Champagne appellation,
in particular U.S.A and Russia.
The first umbrella organisation forwinegrowers
(producing the grapes) and houses
(buying the grapes, producing and marketing the wine),
originally created to combat phylloxera.
Creation of the Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne
(later known as the Comité Champagne).
The Executive Board of the Comité Champagne
includes equal numbers
of representatives of growers and houses.
The Executive Board oversees the specialist committees responsible for the Comité Champagne’s various remits.