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More champagne glasses drunk all over the world in 2014

Champagne glasses are raised to celebrate all over the world, from Europe to Australia, from South America to the Far East, thanks to export, the backbone of this French glass market success

During the last years, crisis struck hard on European and world economies – some of them seems to be out of trouble now, while others still struggle with low (or negative) Gross Domestic Products and other disappointing economic indicators.

It seems, however, that luxury products went unaffected by crisis, or at least did not suffer too much because of it; crisis indeed influenced the middle class purchasing power but left substantially untouched the consumptions and lifestyles of people we consider ‘rich’.

For instance, one of the most esteemed wines in the word – champagne, of course! – is going through a satisfying period. Compared with 2013, last year over 300 million bottles were produced (almost +1%). The value of this production is around 4.5 billion euros, the second highest value of all times.

Champagne glasses are raised to celebrate all over the world, from Europe to Australia, from South America to the Far East, thanks to export, the backbone of this French glass market success.

In recent times, other sparkling wines such as the Spanish “Cava “or the Italian “Franciacorta” and “Prosecco” have tried to erode champagne market shares, partially succeeding. But one thing is for sure: champagne appeal, based on history, tradition, and quality, will never cease to fascinate wine lovers.

by S. C.
29 august 2015, Food & Fun > Business

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