Americans are feeling bubbly about Champagne (US)
The US. economy may be in a funk and consumer spending in a slump, but there’s one glass that seems to be more than half full flutes of Champagne to be precise. After seeing sales tumble as the recession hit, Champagne shipments were up nearly 22% comparing the first six months of this year to the same period in 2010, with a total of 7.5 million bottles shipped to the US. as of June, according to the Washington-based Champagne Bureau.