Posts Tagged ‘CIVC’

Global Champagne Shipments for 2016

Today, the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne released its sales and shipment results for the Champagne sector in 2016. Here is the list of the top markets for 2016, along with some findings: Champagne exports continues to progress, especially outside Europe; Consumers are diversifying their tastes and turning to Rosé Champagne and Prestige Cuvées…

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CHAMPAGNE SHIPMENTS DROP 2%

Champagne shipped a total of 306.6 million bottles in 2016, a decline of 2% from 2015. According to the estimates released by Comité Champagne this past week, Champagne shipments worldwide, including the French market, fell by 6 million bottles in the past 12 months compared to the same period in 2015, when the region shipped…

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COMITÉ CHAMPAGNE CANCELS LONDON TASTING

The Comité Champagne announced this past week that it won’t be holding its Annual Champagne Tasting in London 2017 after over 20 years staging the event. Françoise Peretti, who heads up the Champagne Bureau in London, wrote, “The Comité Champagne has been reviewing the annual tastings around the world and it was decided to pause…

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#TBT FIVE TOP CHAMPAGNE BRANDS BY GLOBAL SALES FOR 2014

2014 Champagne sales hit second highest total on record with over 308m bottles of Champagne being sold. This represent a 1% rise in global Champagne sales from 2013. The Comite Champagne, formerly the CIVC, also estimated that worldwide Champagne sales reached 4.5bn euros in value terms, up from 4.3bn euros in 2013 and the second…

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The Region of Champagne Takes the Lead on Climate Change

At a time when Paris is hosting the COP 21 talks that could pave the way for an agreement on combating climate change, the Champagne Region is contributing to the international effort through its pioneering commitment to sustainable and responsible wine-growing. Global warming in the region is a fact: temperatures have increased by close to…

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Chicago’s First Official Champagne Grand Tasting

The largest official Champagne tasting in the United States kicks off today at the Ivy Room in Chicago. Trade and media attendees will have the opportunity to taste more than 100 unique wines from 36 different Champagne producers. The event celebrates those wines produced in Champagne, France, which can only be called Champagne. Organized by…

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Global Champagne exports rise 3.4%

Champagne exports across the globe have increased by 3.4% in value while the number of bottles exported fell by four million in 2012, according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). The UK topped the list with Champagne exports increasing by 0.5% in value despite volumes dropped by 6.1% to 32.4 million bottles.…

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Henri Krug [1937-2013]

Henri Krug, former director and chef de caves of Krug Champagne has died March 7 at the age of 75. “Henri Krug’s passing is the disappearance of one of Champagne’s great personalities,” said Daniel Lorson, former communications director of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). “He knew how to talk about wines like…

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Tesco Launches Lighter Weight Champagne Bottles

Tesco has announced the arrival on its shelves of the first lighterweight Champagne bottles. The lighter weight bottle initiative, which is being led by the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (“CIVC”), will see a 7.2% weight reduction in standard 750ml Champagne bottles – taking them from 900g to 830g. Tesco has demonstrated its support…

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SEPTEMBER 1ST DEADLINE: AUSTRALIA CORKS ITS USE OF “CHAMPAGNE”

On September 1 Australia joins the global movement to support robust truth-in-labelling laws that protect consumers by requiring that wine growing place names are reserved exclusively for the regions where the wines come from. Any bubbly produced in Australia after September 1 can no longer be labeled as “Champagne”, and will have to be called…

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IT’S HARVEST TIME IN CHAMPAGNE !

The 2011 Champagne harvest has begun and with a combination of early flowering, low rain levels in the spring and plenty of summer sun make it one of the earliest picking seasons since 1822, the Champagne Bureau said Friday. Three grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, are being harvested across the French region…

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Recent Victory for Comité Interprofession du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) against Andrélon’s ‘Champagne’ Shampoo

Victory for the Comité Interprofession du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) last Friday in summary proceedings before the Presiding Judge of the District Court The Hague (P.H. Blok) against Unilever Nederland B.V., producer of Andrélon’s 70th anniversary ‘Champagne shampoo’. Some of the bottles were ‘dressed’ with a ‘collar’ bearing the signs ‘Champagne’, ‘70’ and the pay-off…

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