Blog: Olly WehringWhen the Champers runs out, I'll be here for you

Olly Wehring | 3 February 2006

The UK papers have been carrying stories recently about wealthy bankers blowing their bonuses in London’s bars and restaurants. The opulent spending has proved quite sickening to read, but also quite worrying for France’s Champagne houses.

Sales of jeroboams of Champagne in the UK have been so good in the last few months, that Dom Pérignon has almost run out, according to industry reports.

"We saw a similar pattern like this occurring this time last year,” a spokesman for Dom Pérignon told Decanter. “It seems that when bonuses are announced the city likes to celebrate with as big a bottle of Champagne as possible.”

The average jeroboam from a top champagne house costs over GBP3,000 in many London bars and nightclubs, Decanter noted.

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