Champagne’s Bubble Bursts

As sales fizzle, quality remains high and deals can be found
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: December 31, 2009

Champagne is facing one of its biggest crises in almost a century. After decades of steadily increasing demand, sales of bubbly are slumping, both in the United States and worldwide, in the aftermath of 2008's financial crash. Yet for those who are looking for a good bottle of Champagne, quality remains high.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 8, 2009.

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