Spotlight - The trouble with Champagne

Champagne has a problem very few wine regions currently face. It does not make enough wine to meet demand. Many believe the only way forward is to expand the vineyard area but, writes Chris Losh, expansion would be a political minefield and not all agree that it is the best course of action in any case.

Spotlight - Champenois mull over expansion as demand rises

5 June 2007

Champagne has a problem very few wine regions currently face. It does not make enough wine to meet demand. Many believe the only way forward is to expand the vineyard area but, writes Chris Losh, expansion would be a political minefield and not all agree that it is the best course of action in any case.

FRANCE: Champagne bucks trend in French vineyard prices

1 June 2007

The price of vineyards in and around Champagne rose last year, despite a fall in prices across the rest of France.

FRANCE: Champagne houses mull production extension

10 April 2007

Faced with growing demand and limited supply, Champagne growers are mulling extending the existing production hectarage by just under 10%.

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