After the United States became the biggest export market for Champagne by volume in 2021, we reveal the best-selling Champagne brands in America.
Source: The Drinks Business. By: Christian Smith.
Yes, Champagne experienced an enormous surge in export volume to the United States in 2021, with a 62% increase in shipments from Champagne to the US in 2021 compared to 2020.
This makes the United States the second-largest Champagne consumer in the world after France.
Though the leap may have been made to look particularly pronounced when compared to the pandemic dark days of 2020, the 2021 export figures were still 15% up on 2019 – outperforming the previous leader, the United Kingdom.
But with all this fine fizz heading across the Atlantic, what bottles and brands have become the best-selling in the United States?
According to a report from Shanken News Daily, citing figures from Impact Databank, Veueve Clicquot, imported by Möet Hennessy USA, is the leading Champagne brand in the United States. Möet & Chandon, also imported by Möet Hennessy USA sits in second place.
Here are the top nine best-selling Champagne brands in the United States*:
- Veuve Clicquot
- Moët & Chandon
- Nicolas Feuillatte
- Dom Perignon
- Louis Roederer
Of the nine, Laurent-Perrier enjoyed the largest jump in exports at 63.8%, while as a whole the leading brands ameliorated by 25.4%.
It is worth noting that the United States’ promotion to top spot for Champagne exports relates to shipments by bottle specifically. The country already held first place in terms of sales by value.
It was a year of records in Champagne in 2021. A new first was set for turnover last year, with the value of shipments for 2021 reaching almost 6 billion – 14% higher than the previous record set in 2019.
*Figures from Impact Databank 2022.
If you want to know more about the Champagne business in United States in the last year you may read this article: Champagne Shipped More than 34 Million Bottles to USA in 2021.