Champagne Canard-Duchêne has seen its sales volumes grow 2.54% for the six months to July 2014, shipping almost 1.7 million bottles in that time.
Sparkling wine is the fastest-growing alcohol in Great Britain, with sales up by 15% to £541 million in the past year in the off-trade, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Marks & Spencer is to produce a new style of pink sparkling wine along with England’s Plumpton College’s top final year wine production student Karen Telford.
This year’s English harvest is being labelled the “vintage of dreams” and “best ever” by winemakers, many of whom have finished picking ahead of schedule.
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