Italian sparkling wine a winner abroad, sales flag at home
Down 3% domestically, but up 8% globally18 December, 14:42
The amount is worth 450 million euros, a 3% drop over 2012.
Spumante holiday consumption has dropped 11% in five years, from a record 81 million bottles sold in 2009, OVSE chief Giampietro Comolli told ANSA. The reverse is true abroad, where consumers have bought 900 million euros' worth of Italian spumantes to bring in the new year. This translates into an 8% rise in deliveries, with peaks of 20% in some emerging economies.