Italian Christmas food and wine exports hit new record
Coldiretti says sparkling wine up 16%, panettone grows 14%23 December, 17:26
Exports in December are forecast to grow by 16% for Italian sparkling wine, 14% for panettone Christmas cake, 8% for all Italian wines, 5% for salami, 4% for pasta and 3% for cheese. The US, Russia, and the UK drove Italian sparkling wine exports. Sales in US - the top export market for Italian sparkling wines - are expected to rise 24% in December compared to the same month last year. Sales set to rise 31% and 50% over the same period in Russia and the UK, respectively.