Champagne in turmoil

Growers and houses presidents in Champagne 2020

18 August 2020 With the harvest already well underway, a deal has been struck between growers and houses. The yield agreed upon is a compromise of 8,000 kg/ha, although 1,000 kg of that may not be bottled as champagne before January 2022. If 2021 sales are below 200 million bottles, that 1,000 kg/ha may not be bottled at all.

22 July 2020 Giles Fallowfield explains the background to the extraordinarily difficult decision these two warring officials in Champagne are expected to announce later today.

Later on 22 July At the meeting today in Épernay, the Comité failed to reach agreement...