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Brexit, yellow vests take fizz out of champagne sales

For the first time in a century, more bottles of champagne have been sold overseas than in France.

New Champagne bottle changes colour when chilled

The white bottle becomes covered with pink butterflies and musical notes when chilled and ready to drink.

Eight ways you’re drinking champagne wrong

An estimated 45 million Americans partake in sparkling wine annually.

Ring in the new year with these 2018 award-winning bottles of...

The following award-winning champagnes and sparkling wines for 2018 come highly recommended from a selection of experts.

Nod to Nadodi for its refined and exquisite Indian cuisine

Here's to Southern Indian cooking offered in a fine dining setting with exquisite wines and champagnes to pair each dish with.

These are the top 10 champagnes of 2018

Anticipate celebrating a grand occasion with a bottle of bubbly? If you're going to splash out, might as well choose one of the best bottles on the market. And according to a new list, the best champagne of 2018 is the Dom Pérignon Rosé 2006.

LVMH wine and spirit estates to open doors to public

In addition to their wine and spirits portfolio, other LVMH sectors include fashion and leather goods such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Guerlain, along with perfumes, cosmetics, watches and jewellery.

After disastrous 2017, French winemakers cheer ‘incredible’ 2018

France harvested the smallest crop in 2017 since World War II, due to massive frosts, violent hailstorms, and scorching heat waves.

Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

The eight-time Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in a modified plane normally used for scientific research.

Strong sales in China, India drive Pernod Ricard profit growth

The French spirits maker predicted a very strong first quarter, saying it would benefit from a low comparison base in India where it has faced setbacks including a ban on liquor outlets.

Dom Pérignon to launch its historic 2008 vintage this fall

Dom Pérignon is distinguished from other champagne brands by its insistence that Dom Pérignon can only be made from grapes harvested in a single year.

Baptism at sea for first women to join France’s nuclear subs

France is the third country to bring women onboard its nuclear-powered subs.

US drinkers take UK’s crown as world’s top Champagne buyers

An increase in inflation since the Brexit referendum caused British consumption of Champagne to fall.

Record year for French champagne fails to cheer grape growers

At first glance, 2017 was a stellar year for French champagne, with 307 million bottles sold for a record €4.9 billion euros -- but many of those growing the grapes see little to celebrate.