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The drinks business has compiled a list of the current top 10 Champagne brands by global volume sales.

While there are few dramatic changes to this year’s rankings – the slide by Piper Heidsieck was widely forecasted as a result of the brand’s recent repositioning – what does stand out is the decline in sales seen by so many of these major players in the Champagne category.

For many consumers, especially in more traditional markets, Champagne stands firm as the ultimate celebratory drink. However, this slide in sales appears to be the result of two aligning forces: ongoing economic difficulties in some of the category’s biggest markets and the growing competition Champagne faces from an increasingly ambitious sparkling wine market.

Read on to find out which brands are dominating today’s Champagne market.

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Wine Folly is nearing our 1 year anniversary.
This means a couple of things: That we are drinking a lot of wine. It also means that we’re taking a good hard look at what worked and what didn’t over the last year.

While slightly intoxicated we had an idea. (Likely a bad idea.) Why not celebrate our worst posts of 2012? Without further ado, we present to you…

Yep. We suck.
Top 10 Worst Posts of 2012

#10 The Champagne Spoon Trick Works.. If You Believe in Magic
It’s a fun little myth that a silver spoon can keep your Champagne nice and bubbly. We actually like this post, but the metrics tell us it’s a stinker. Oh well!

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Two South African sparkling wines, Pongracz Rosé Brut and Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rosé, made it onto the top 10 “Best Sparkling Wines in the World” list at the 2012 Effervescents du Monde competition held in Dijon, France earlier this month.

 

Effervescents du Monde is a competition where over 100 judges select the best sparkling wines from 660 entries coming from 25 countries around the world.

The Top 10 2012 actually includes 19 wines as “some wines are rigorously equal” and could not be excluded from the list, Effervescents du Monde said in a statement. The winners were announced at the event hosted from 14 to 16 November.

The competition’s ambition is to “award reliable and representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde: diversity, quality and high standards”.

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