Champagne makers blame Brexit for lower 2016 sales
Champagne has seen its global growth trajectory dented after fewer people popped corks in the UK following the country’s EU referendum, show preliminary figures.
– Global Champagne sales estimated at 306 million bottles in 2016, versus 312m in 2015
– Value of orders hits 4.5bn euros, down on 2015 but still second highest on record
– Lower demand in UK and France blamed for drop
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