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Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:22 pm
by Blake Brown

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:30 pm
by Brent S
Ya, but where are the deals???? We see deals on just about everything except Champagne

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:32 pm
by Brian S t o t t e r
And this is without tariffs.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:34 pm
by Max S.
Hellllo cheap Champagne... they'll take their licks just like we all are, but 2021 should be a better year for everyone.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:35 pm
by Tom G l a s g o w
Brent S wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:30 pm
Ya, but where are the deals???? We see deals on just about everything except Champagne
Diebolt-Valois Prestige Blanc de Blanc for $40 in a couple of recent offers.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm
by AD Northup
I’m doing what I can to prop them up...

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:39 pm
by Max S.
Also, this kind of grinds my gears a little bit:
Vranken said the very essence of champagne marketing -- as a drink quaffed at parties and weddings -- needs to be re-evaluated to reflect the new normal: Fewer festivities and a lack of celebratory group events.
I understand you can get a bottle of Champagne for $20, but it's probably iffy at best. When most of your entry-level good stuff is $50+, your average Joe isn't going to pop a bottle on Tuesday night with a burger regardless of whether it's natty/organic.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:52 pm
by Frank Murray III
AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm
I’m doing what I can to prop them up...
Me too, dude.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 5:55 pm
by Blake Brown
Frank Murray III wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:52 pm
AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm
I’m doing what I can to prop them up...
Me too, dude.
Me 3 dudes

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 6:06 pm
by Frank Murray III
Blake Brown wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:55 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:52 pm
AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm
I’m doing what I can to prop them up...
Me too, dude.
Me 3 dudes
grouphug

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 6:10 pm
by AD Northup
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Frank Murray III wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Blake Brown wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:55 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:52 pm

Me too, dude.
Me 3 dudes
grouphug

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 6:30 pm
by Andrew M
I think the deals are coming. Envoyer offering Hebrarts tete de cuvee, multiple vintages, for $80 when I hadn’t seen it stateside for under $120 before. Wanted more, got more and worth every penny. JMO we’re barely getting started

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 7:28 am
by Arv R
In the end they are making an agricultural commodity product. When demand shifts, they'll feel it, and can either adapt by changing prices to find the new market clearing point, or sit on unsold stocks, while their former customers discover substitute commodities.

Somehow the Champenois convinced themselves that marketing/positioning changed their products attributes to make it truly special, as if was a mobile phone chip or life saving drug, which can command real economic rents.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 9:35 am
by Merrill Lindquist
Frank Murray III wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:52 pm
AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:38 pm
I’m doing what I can to prop them up...
Me too, dude.
I am also, sirs.

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 9:37 am
by Merrill Lindquist
AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:10 pm
champagne.gif
Frank Murray III wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Blake Brown wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 5:55 pm


Me 3 dudes
grouphug
I answered when I saw the first quote for inclusion. Can I get in on that group hug?

Re: Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 9:46 am
by Brent S
I buy entirely too much Champagne. Hoping to see some better deals in the future but not holding my breath.