About 2 billion bottles of sparkling wine are produced in the world each year. Champagne accounts for 15% of this volume. The demand for bubbles has increased by 30% in ten years and it shows no sign of slowing down. Champagne’s competitors are getting better and better.
But we definitely believe that Champagne will retain its special position in the world of sparkling wines. No other region comes close to the history and prestige that Champagne has accumulated over 400 years. And this counts. We don’t just drink a glass of champagne; we imbibe the whole story. It may be the story of how Dom Pérignon came to the monastery of Hautvillers, or of the widow Clicquot who invented le pupître, or of Adolphe Jacquesson who invented the muselet (the wire cage).
In Champagne, history is alive, even when visiting producers with state-of-the-art equipment.
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