Top 10 Champagne Houses by number of cases

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Few people drink champagne on a daily basis. The vast majority however only opens up a bottle on New Years Eve. With an annual production of 322 million bottles Champagne is one of the biggest markets in the business of drinks. The so-called Grande Marques (Big Brands) are responsible for a huge share of the total production. The next list is not about quality, it’s all about quantity, marketing and fizz. Check out the top 10 Champagne Houses by number of cases!

Top 10 Champagne Houses by number of cases

  1. Perrier-Jouët, Epernay – 211,000 cases
  2. Lanson, Reims – 352,000 cases
  3. Pommery, Reims – 410,000 cases
  4. Taittinger, Reims – 464,000 cases
  5. Piper-Heidsieck, Reims – 520,000 cases
  6. Laurent-Perrier, Tours-sur-Marne – 580,000 cases
  7. Mumm, Reims – 639,000 cases
  8. Nicolas Feuilatte*, Chouilly – 800,000 cases
  9. Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Reims – 1,450,000 cases
  10. Moët & Chandon, Epernay – 2,210,000 cases

nb one case is 9 liters or 12 bottles
* Nicolas Feuilatte is not regarded as a Grande Marque
Source: The Drinks Business 2012

Recommended reading: Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine

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