Business Insider: Champagne sales are plummeting as celebrations get canceled amid the pandemic

Business Insider: Champagne sales are plummeting as celebrations get canceled amid the pandemic. “Champagne is losing its fizz. For months, lockdown put the cork on weddings, dining out, parties and international travel — all key sales components for the French luxury wine marketed for decades as a sparkling must at any celebration. Producers in France’s eastern Champagne region, headquarters of the global industry, say they’ve lost an estimated 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in sales for this year, as turnover fell by a third — a hammering unmatched in living memory, and worse than the Great Depression.”

UC Davis: UC Davis Creates Wine Price Database With Crowdsourcing, Famed Catalogs

UC Davis: UC Davis Creates Wine Price Database With Crowdsourcing, Famed Catalogs. “Recommendations for ‘best buys’ in Champagnes and party menus from some 50 years ago are among the treats in a new crowdsourcing database of historic wine prices from the University of California, Davis. Price the Vintage, with more than 200 digitized catalogs of famed New York-based distributor Sherry-Lehmann, is the most comprehensive online database of its kind. People from around the world can enjoy browsing the catalogs, enter pricing information and help chart America’s appreciation for wine.”