Prosecco production outpaces Champagne in volume

Jan 02, 2014 974

Wine production of the popular Italian bubbly Prosecco beat out French Champagne, consortiums for the two sparkling wines reported on Friday. A growing global thirst for Prosecco prompted makers to produce 330 million bottles in 2013 compared to French producers' 300 million bottles of Champagne.

"It is a trend that is growing stronger; and Italian bubbly in general sold twice as much as Champagne in China during the first six months of the year," commented Gianluca Bisol, who runs Prosecco-producer Bisol with his brother Desiderio.

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