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Warm weather drives sparkling sales

Sales of summer drinks such as Champagne, Prosecco and Cava are up as unseasonal temperatures warm-up the UK.

Oddbins has reported that Prosecco sales have risen by 28% while Cava sales have jumped by 20%, compared with three weeks ago.

Champagne sales were up 8% while cider sales rose by a 48%.

Emma Nichols, head of buying at Oddbins, said: “With this unexpected ray of sunshine, a lot of people are using the opportunity to have picnics and barbeques with sparkling wines being their preferred drink.”

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