David Chatillon, chairman of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (Union of French Champagne Houses), at the UMC headquarters in Reims, France on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
David Chatillon, chairman of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (Union of French Champagne Houses), at the UMC headquarters in Reims, France on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
France

Champagne makers celebrate record sales ahead of Christmas despite effects of inflation

  • Champagne sales reached an all-time high last year at US$6.05 billion, as the relaxation of pandemic-related curbs fuelled a surge in exports
  • ‘We will very likely beat this record again and 2022 will be the new champagne record in terms of turnover,’ said David Chatillon of the Union of Champagne Houses