Sparkling wine consumption in Italy is set to rise. The country's farmer's association, Coldiretti, said last Friday (31 December) that Italy's sparkling wine consumption in 2004 is expected to rise by 3.4% year-on-year.

The association made the forecast following a report on wine consumption in the first 10 months of last year compiled by Italian agricultural research agency ISMEA and research body ACNielsen.