Champagne 2014 Export Statistics Analysis – focusing on Australia and growers

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Jul 032015

Just a few observations on Champagne Export statistics. Here we have graphs showing different perspectives. You can click on the graphs for a larger popup version.  First, the total bottle statistics for top ten counties.

Here we have the total volumes shipped with Australia coming 6th in total volume. Italy and Spain are still in some financial difficulties and have slipped behind Australia. Belgium  is huge for its population of only 11,000,000 and this would not include the number of bottles bought by the ‘weekend Champagne tourist’. It is only a half day drive to the Champagne region from Belgium and they stock up big time with these statistics being recorded as an ‘in France’ sale. Also German and Italian tourists would stock up also. Japan’s consumption is quite miserly given their population of 127 million. Average per capita wine consumption for Japan is 2.6 litres compared to Belgium’s 26 – yes the Belgians drink 10 times more. This would imply that Japan has terrific future market expansion potential.

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Jacques Lassaigne – Montgueux

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Feb 182013
Emmanuel Lassaigne

Montgueux is a remarkable wine region – totally unique in its structural makeup. Classified as being in the ‘Cote des Bars’ region which can be often further colloquially known as the ‘Aube’ – but in fact it has little in common with that Pinot Noir producing area. Montgueux is a tiny hill of pure chalk 100kms south of Epernay-12 kms north west of Troyes. The eonologist Daniel Thibaut described Montgueux as ‘the Montrachet of the Champagne country’ with 186 hectares of vines planted to 85% Chardonnay with a perfect south easterly aspect. Topsoils with a depth of 1 metre and chalk to a depth of 60 metres. The chalk here has numerous outcrops of silex – adding to the spicy mineral complexities of the wines.
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Hello world!

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Feb 172013

Welcome to Champagne de Vigneron.   Soon – lots of info about growers to visit, places to eat, where to stay, places to visit and educational videos – all about the Champagne region and its wines.

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