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Monday 21 April 2014

CIVC

Champagne not doing enough to promote itself

Champagne must do more to promote its unique characteristics as competition from other sparkling wines intensifies, believes Bollinger’s UK importer.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Champagne shipments fall by 5m bottles

Figures just released by the CIVC show that global Champagne shipments have fallen for the second consecutive year.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 No Comments »

CIVC warns Apple over ‘Champagne’ iPhone

The Champagne bureau is gearing up for battle with electronics giant Apple after it was leaked that the company is to release a “Champagne”-coloured iPhone.

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 2 Comments »

Champagne cuts yield for 2013

The Champagne Bureau (CIVC) has reacted to falling shipments by lowering the maximum permitted yield for the 2013 harvest to 10,000kg per hectare.

Monday, August 5th, 2013 No Comments »

China officially recognises Champagne

China has officially recognised Champagne as a protected geographical indication and has agreed to only use the name to describe sparkling wine from the French region.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 No Comments »

The week in pictures

The latest week in pictures takes in Champagne tastings, Auchentoshan cocktails, La Hechicera rum and Cocoa Psycho beer.

Friday, March 15th, 2013 1 Comment »

Champagne shipments fall by 14m bottles

Figures just released for Champagne shipments to the end of 2012 show a global decline of almost 14.2 million bottles, representing a 4.4% drop.

Friday, February 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Champagne’s future markets: #10 Africa

One can’t help but feel sometimes that a little too much attention and excitement is falling on those new kids on the block, the oft-referenced markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Australians develop thirst for Champagne

A soaring Australian dollar, cash-rich mining industry and continuous in-store promotional discounts has led Australians to develop a serious thirst for Champagne.

Monday, January 14th, 2013 No Comments »

Champagne slowdown blamed on Eurozone

With Champagne reporting a 6.5% decline in shipments for the first half of 2012, a report has called on producers to reduce their reliance on European markets.

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 No Comments »

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