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Latest Drinking Trends (June 6, 2003)

The fact that the two most purchased wines across Canada in the white and red categories are both Australian jives with a worldwide movement away from traditional wine-drinking habits.

Champagne, the drink the French gave the world, has not been performing well. Not even on its home turf. Champagne sales are flat and even the French are turning to less costly sparklers such as Spanish cava or German Sekt at a quarter of the price. The only market where champagne sales rose last year was the United Kingdom, thanks to marked-down prices after the high point of 1999.

Eastern European are now drinking more champagne than the French; the French are knocking back more Scotch than the British, whose entry-level drinkers (18–24) are more often turning to vodka than to the Scotch their parents drank.

The biggest growth in the European market is for flavoured alcoholic beverages (a phenomenon that has yet to take hold on this side of the Atlantic). Last year the category earned $4.9 billion, up from $1.8 billion in 1997.

 

 

 

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