Final yr, with an excellent however modest harvest, the Comité Champagne set ranges even decrease, at slightly greater than half the standard restrict for an ample yr, and about 25 % lower than 2019. The Comité’ Champagne president advised Meininger’s Wine Enterprise Worldwide the area was dealing with its worst disaster since World Conflict II. Demand for champagne had plummeted within the preliminary months of the pandemic, regardless that wine gross sales in the USA, at the least, grew total. However then got here 2021, with 12 nights of frost in early April decreasing the area’s crop by 30 %. One other 30 % was misplaced to persistent spring rains and mildew. Then there was hail.
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