If there’s one sector of the economy that enjoyed a Covid bump it was the champagne market. Not only do we celebrate life’s milestones with a glass of fizz at our favourite restaurant, we’re far more likely now to pop a bottle at home too, says Jean-Marc Gallot, CEO and president of champagne house Veuve Clicquot. He was recently in South Africa for the 2023 Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award ceremony.

“A new business developed during the pandemic, namely at-home consumption. So when it was over and all the bars and restaurants reopened, we had a double market. From one market we got two,” he tells the FM...

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