Brexit, yellow vests take fizz out of champagne salesBrexit and France's "yellow vest" protest movement pushed the number of bottles of French champagne sold last year to its lowest since 2004, trade group data showed on Sunday. The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) said the number of bottles sold fell 1.8 percent to 302 million in 2018, though total revenue edged up 0.3 percent to a record 4.9 billion euros ($5.6 billion) as prices rose. "The fall in volume is becoming a bit worrying, with the slowdown in France and Britain not compensated by higher sales outside the European Union," CIVC co-president Jean-Marie Barillere told Reuters.




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