Break-out Bubbly

Champagne and sparkling wine are on a roll lately, outpacing wine overall for a 4.1% total volume increase in 2014, with continued growth underway this year. On-premise, however, the story is quite different: The category barely gained volume, posting a mere 0.4% increase, according to our recently completed study, On-Premise Wine: Opportunities, Challenges and Innovations. Why […]

Bubble Up Beyond New Year’s Eve

It may seem cliché to write about Champagne and sparkling wine the day before New Year’s Eve, but given that the end-of-year holiday season is the only time bubbly gets substantial attention from most marketers, operators and retailers, I wanted to share some insights about the category that can support its growth throughout 2015. A […]

A Toast to Bubbly’s Growth

Sparkling wine looks to have realized another year of solid growth in 2013. Technomic projects that the Champagne and sparkling wine segment will record a volume gain of 4.3%, to more than 18.2 million 9-liter cases, for the year, after seeing volume rise 4.7% in 2012. Retail sales of sparkling wines reached $2.6 billion in […]

Champagne Cocktails Beyond the Bellini

New Year’s Eve means Champagne, but it isn’t just for holidays anymore. Consumption of the sparkling beverage—often combined into innovative cocktails—has been on the rise. Champagne and sparkling wine have benefited from consumers embracing wine in general, supplier innovation and the economic recovery. Many high-end nightclub operators in major markets have reported a return to […]

Bubbling Up?

Nothing says celebration like a glass of bubbly, but as Americans embrace table wine as an everyday beverage, are Champagne and sparkling wines also finding a place at the daily dining table? The answer is yes. And no. Champagne and sparkling wine are on the rise: total volume increased 4.8% to 15.9 million 9-liter cases […]