Comité Champagne, a commerce affiliation representing more than 16,000 winegrowers and 320 Champagne homes, mentioned Wednesday that France exported a report 180 million bottles of bubbly in 2021, a rise of 38% over the earlier year.
Global gross sales of champagne additionally hit a report €5.5 billion ($6.2 billion).
Comité Champagne mentioned that complete shipments rose 32% over the earlier year to 322 million bottles as individuals discovered causes to have fun at dwelling.
“With tourism and the staging of events still reduced due to the health crisis, there is room to believe that home consumption has taken up the slack,” the commerce group mentioned in a press release.
“Consumers have chosen to entertain themselves at home, compensating for the generally gloomy mood with new moments of conviviality and sharing,” it added.
Detailed export information has not but been launched, however in 2020, the United Kingdom and the United States had been the highest international markets for champagne.
Champagne ingesting popped again as much as its pre-pandemic ranges last year in France, with shipments rising 25% to succeed in practically 142 million bottles.
Maxime Toubart, co-president of Comité Champagne, mentioned the rebound was a “welcome surprise” after a troublesome 2020.
The identify Champagne is solely reserved for wines harvested and produced by 16,200 growers on 34,300 hectares northeast of Paris.