There is in our country more and more champagne is drunk, and if we were somewhere on the sound, it should still cost more. As it sounded at the Belgian day of the champagnewijnen in Koksijde.
Belgium continues as the sixth market for champagne and with more than five per cent of all exports of champagne bottles is very important for the French champagneproducenten. The consumed volume in Belgium rose again by nearly seven percent, the sales even with fifteen per cent.
That has to do with the diversification in the consumption of champagne and the interest of Belgian consumers for the higher range, with an increasing interest for special cuvées, roséchampagne and vintage year champagnes. The trend seems to be in favor of rare and prestigious cuvées.
The champagnesector is doing good all over the world. Last year was the export of champagnewijnen for a turnover of 4,71 billion euros, the second-highest number ever. That said Thibaut Le Mailloux, communicatiedirecteur of the Committee of Champagne.
There is not only more and more and continue to run, but the market is becoming more diversified. So it was that in 2016, 8.6 percent more roséchampagne performed and 4.7 percent more ‘cuvées de prestige’.
Within the European market are the Netherlands and Italy, strong growth countries, outside of Europe is rising from all corners of the world, the demand for champagne with an increase of 25.4 percent in New Zealand, 15.1 percent in South Africa, to 14.2 percent in South Korea and 12 percent in Mexico.
In Koksijde Monday was also Kristel Balcaen named as the Belgian winner of the European contest of the champagneambassadeurs. They may be from 6 to 9 november, the French town of Epernay for an international competition. For this twelfth edition, the Committee Champagne opted for the ‘dégorgement’ and ‘doseringsfasen’. The candidates must, therefore, these actions can explain as well as their importance in the preparation of champagnewijn.
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