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2023 Champagne harvest underway with lower yield set

Published:  05 September, 2023

The 2023 harvest in Champagne commenced on Saturday, 2 September, and despite difficult weather during ripening, the region expects a “high-quality harvest”.


Managing the flames of Champagne demand

Published:  15 March, 2023

Out of the Covid frying pan into the cost of living fire – having experienced a strong bounce in premium sales, how is Champagne faring as inflationary pressures continue to impact? James Bayley reports.


Fermentation underway in Champagne for “solar” 2022 vintage

Published:  22 September, 2022

Comité Champagne, the trade association representing the interests of Champagne growers and houses, has published an update on its “solar” 2022 vintage.


New director confirmed for Bureau du Champagne UK

Published:  05 August, 2022

Comité Champagne, the trade association representing Champagne Growers and Houses, has appointed Victoria Henson as the new director of its Bureau du Champagne UK.


Champagne shipments on the up as harvest approaches

Published:  22 July, 2022

Following a review with growers and houses in the region, Comité Champagne has announced a 13.8% uplift in shipments in the first half of 2022, the equivalent of 130 million bottles.


Prowein: Record Champagne turnover, but UK and France still in decline

Published:  18 March, 2019

Total turnover for Champagne reached a new high of €4.9 billion in 2018, up 0.3% on 2017, although volumes fell by 0.8% to 301.9 million bottles.


Early Champagne harvest for promising vintage

Published:  21 August, 2018

Comité Champagne has revealed that the champagne harvest for 2018 is to start today (21 August) following an exceptional wine growing year and good weather.


Record-breaking weather means Champagne harvest will begin in August

Published:  27 July, 2018

The 2018 Champagne harvest will become only the fifth vintage in the last 15 years to begin in August, according to the Comité Champagne.


Champagne exports catch up with French domestic consumption as value grows

Published:  22 February, 2018

Shipments of Champagne abroad caught up with domestic sales last year, new figures from the Champagne Bureau UK show.