The alcoholic beverages producer Moet Hennessy (part of LVMH) is in the process of studying and evaluating the new Russian legislation in the field of state regulation of the turnover of alcoholic beverages. This was reported to TASS by the head of the press service of the company, Anne Catherine Grimal. Earlier, Moet Hennessy Distribution Rus LLC warned about stopping shipments of champagne to Russia for an indefinite period due to amendments to the law. Later it was reported that Moet Hennessy agreed to follow the rule of Russian law.
“We are temporarily suspending our supplies to analyze the new legislation and its implications for French manufacturers,” said Ms Grimal. At the same time, she found it difficult to say how long it will take for this analysis and in what time frame the company can restore the supply of its products to Russia. “We are in the process of evaluating and analyzing. At the moment it is difficult to add anything else to this, ”a company representative said.
The law on the regulation of the production and circulation of alcoholic beverages allows the use of the concept of “champagne” only for a drink produced in Russia. Therefore, wine from the Champagne province now needs to be labeled as “sparkling”.
Read about the development of the situation in the publication “Kommersant FM” “Champagne will add the letter of the law.”