Jul 31, 2020

CHAMPAGNE TROUBLE


LOCKDOWNS PUT THE CORK ON WEDDINGS, DINING OUT, PARTIES AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL - TAKING THE FIZZ OUT OF CHAMPAGNE SALES.  PRODUCERS IN FRANCE'S EASTERN CHAMPAGNE REGION, HEADQUARTERS OF THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY, SAY THEY'VE LOST AN ESTIMATED TWO-BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES FOR THIS YEAR, AS TURNOVER FELL BY A THIRD - A HAMMERING WORSE THAN THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND UNMATCHED IN LIVING MEMORY. THEY EXPECT ABOUT 100 MILLION BOTTLES TO BE LANGUISHING UNSOLD IN THEIR CELLARS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.


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