Tuesday September 22, 2020

Taste for high life sees Champagne sales fizz

Rising prices for top reserve cuvées have brought a surge in Champagne’s fortunes in the first half of 2014.

3rd August, 2014
Julie Cullen of Jus de Vine, Portmarnock, Dublin, with a bottle of 2000 vintage Don Perignon which is part of a Caviar box set for €219. Feargal Ward

Rising prices for top reserve cuvées, combined with strong sales of new products aimed at a rising wealthy class, have brought a surge in Champagne’s fortunes in the first half of 2014.

Champagne sales have been on a secret bull run since 2012, according to the international Fine Wine Index Live-Ex, with prices for top reserve cuvées, such as Dom Pérignon, Krug and Cristal rising by 11.9 per cent.

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