Champagne Sales Increase

What goes “pop” and is on pace to sell around 340 million bottles this year? With sales already up 15 percent from last year, the champagne industry is readying for a huge holiday season. The industry fell drastically in 2008 and 2009 when the financial crisis began and forced champagne makers to cut production. But not all forecasts are bubbly: the euro crisis may put a serious damper on general celebrations—and pocketbooks.