Except that not just any old sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region can be marketed as Champagne. There are specific regulations that dictate how the grapes must be grown, fermented and pressed. It is illegal to label it as Champagne if it does not conform to all of the regulations, regardless of whether it was grown and produced in the Champagne region or not. So there is really a lot more to the name than just where the grapes were grown.
By contrast, it appears that the only criteria for "Hatch chile" is that they are grown in Hatch. That is all. It is not clear to me why that should be so important in and of itself. To me, the heat and flavor of a pepper is what matters. Where the pepper was grown seems kind of beside the point.
Any other criteria notwithstanding, it ain't champagne if its not from Champagne. If someone were to meet all the other requirements somewhere other than Champagne, they still couldn't call their product "champagne."
Personally, I don't gaf about Hatch chiles at all. But that's what the term means: Hatch chiles were grown in Hatch. The varieties that are popularly grown in Hatch can be grown elsewhere, obviously, but they tend to carry a different moniker if they were. The only exception would be when unethical growers are trying to pass their product off as something it is not.
Edited by Bicycle808, 06 December 2018 - 08:55 PM.
You are entering the buttocks with the spicy hand of Chinese pepper? And pleasure from this low pepper? I am not sure but the scorpion pepper musk when raw, is the sexual experience. This is granted, and evident in the taste, and the woman jealous.