Australian wine producers and enthusiasts oppose the European Union`s (EU) attempt to add „Prosecco“ to its list of more than 1500 product names over which it wants exclusive rights as part of its $100 billion bilateral trade deal with Australia. (This list also includes popular cheeses like Parmesan, Feta, Haloumi, Brie, Camembert, Pecorino, and Edam.) But studies by law professors at Australia`s Monash University show that prosecco has been the name of a grape variety since the eighteenth century – and probably much earlier – and that the EU`s protection of Prosecco as a GI would likely be contrary to World Trade Organisation rules. If you still haven`t solved the Sparkling urban hosts crossword note in agreement, then search our database to find the letters you already have! „We have been disappointed by the EU`s efforts to protect its producers from competition through subsidies and cynical attempts to create grape variety GIs,“ battaglene said. „There is no doubt that Australian producers have the right to produce, label and sell Australian prosecco. Maintaining these rights and ensuring that the investments made by producers and winegrowers in the variety are strong depends entirely on the outcome of our negotiations for a free trade agreement with the EU. We have already won the battle in Australia from a legal point of view in 2013 and we are delighted that the Australian government continues to respect this court decision and support Australian winegrowers and winemakers. As the U.S. shows no signs of changing the 2006 wine agreement to fully protect the Champagne name, the CIVC continues to inform U.S. consumers of the difference between champagne and champagne while fighting the legal struggles it can. . . .