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There’s no bursting Australia’s champagne market bubble

While sales dive globally, Australians can’t seem to quench their thirst for French champagne.

Ten years after the flashy extravagance of the millennium party, Australians are still downing French champagne at a rate that would almost put some European nations to shame. The financial crisis saw only a limited slackening in the sound of corks shooting out of bottles and crystal flutes overflowing with golden zesty bubbles, with the beverage now growing twice as fast as the overall wine category.