Today in pettiness: Dude sues airline for not serving authentic Champagne


As a man who just adores Edith Piaf has no doubt informed you, the term “Champagne” refers to a sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of France. 

You are probably also aware that people often refer to all sparkling wine as “Champagne” — kind of a Kleenex/tissue scenario. One man, however, took such issue with this colloquialism that he decided to sue an airline for using it.

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Per the BBC, Daniel MacDuff has elected to sue Sunwing Airlines for advertising a “Champagne service” when, in fact, he was served a cheaper sparkling wine instead. 1,600 other patrons have joined his class-action lawsuit. Read more…

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