Champagne recovers its sparkle


sparkle.jpgChampagne sales around the world are picking up and production is expected to be higher this year after the slump following the economic downturn of 2008. The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) has limited the harvest to 10,500 kilogrammes per hectare. In 2009 the limit was 9,700kg/ha. According to the CIVC, the first half of 2010 saw an increase in global exports of nearly 40% particularly in exports to the New World.
Daniel Lorson, Director of Communication, CIVC, said, “If Champagne is the barometer of the economy, then we can say the global economy is recovering, because the shipments of Champagne have been doing very well since the last quarter of 2009.”

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