The top 10 trends shaping Champagne in 2024

After Champagne’s post-boom correction in 2023, what does the new normal look like for the region? Patrick Schmitt MW identifies 10 key developments that are shaping its future.

In his report on this year’s Champagne Masters, Patrick Schmitt points out that the quality of the champagne currently being produced is at its peak. The income from this restricted region has been invested in improving viticulture and winemaking techniques. What’s more, climate change seems, for this century at least, to have had a fairly positive impact on Champagne, with a series of exceptional vintages.

Although the previous year’s abundant harvest was mainly used to produce non-vintage brut and replenish reserves, it also made it possible to produce top-of-the-range wines from a single harvest.

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