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Champagne is a popular choice for when you have something to celebrate.
Whether you’re ringing in the new year or you just got engaged, it’s likely that champagne is part of your celebration.
It’s even the drink of choice at brunch. Normally it’s not acceptable by society’s standards to start drinking early, but brunch is a totally different story.
Whatever you’re celebrating, the bubbly drink is appreciated throughout the entire country. Even the states that aren’t obsessed with it still enjoy the occasional glass.
Through Google Trends, we were able to find where champagne is the most cherished in the U.S. These are the top 10 states that love their champagne.
Now that you know who pops a bottle of bubbly open every chance they get, be sure to stick around for the full list to find out which states could do without champagne.
Most Interesting Findings
- California was responsible for shipping 10,887 9-liter cases of champagne throughout the U.S. in 2019 alone.
- That’s out of the 12,717 total cases that were shipped in the country.
- The U.S. purchased 29.3 million 9-liter cases of sparkling wine in 2019.
- It takes 7-10 years for a vineyard to mature.
- The U.S. spends roughly $743 million to import champagne each year.
- The sparkling wine is taxed the most in Florida at $3.50 per gallon.
- You’ll want to buy your champagne in Wisconsin where the tax is only $.25 per gallon.
- Sparkling rosé, also known as pink champagne, makes up 15% of sparkling wine in the U.S.
- About 40-60% of all American champagne sales take place during the last two months of each year.
- Champagne is responsible for 7% of the wine industry market.
- The EU and U.S. signed a trade agreement in 2006 that said champagne has to be labeled as sparkling wine unless it’s from Champagne, France.
- Some U.S. companies that labelled their sparkling wines as champagne on or before 2006 were grandfathered in, regardless of the agreement.
How We Determined This
We used Google Trends’ data to determine which states are searching for champagne and champagne related searches (such as “champagne near me” and “champagne recipes”).
We looked at a year of searches, giving every chance the opportunity to show their champagne love.
For other facts you see throughout the article, we got our information from Tax Foundation and the The Wine Institute.
Pop Some Bubbly
Brunch. Birthdays. Baths. These words all have something in common. They’re all better enjoyed with a glass of champagne.
There’s always cause for celebration when a glass of sparkling wine is involved. Even if you are just celebrating the end of Monday.
You’ve read about some interesting facts regarding the bubbly drink and you’ve even discovered which states drink the most of it.
Now it’s time to figure out which states aren’t fans. Take a look below at our table to find out.
States that Love (or don’t love) Champagne