Japan has overtaken Germany in export volumes of champagne for the first time in history, according to data provided by Comité Champagne.

The champagne shipments results released last week were in line with expectation and a cause for satisfaction, Comité Champagne told DI at the Annual Champagne tasting yesterday.

The Champagne Bureau has announced that Tim Hall is the 2013 UK Champagne Ambassador.

New Champagne website

14 June, 2013

The Comité Champagne (the educational and promotional arm of The Champagne Houses & Growers’ Association) has launched its new official Champagne website: www.champagne.com.

The Chinese government has officially recognised Champagne as a protected geographical indication.

The Comité Champagne, which represents Champagne producers, has announced that world exports are 3.4% up by value despite a 4 million drop is shipped bottles.

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