Agence France-PresseFebruary 14, 2013 14:24
Times are tough but everyone still needs a little sparkle in their lives.
That's the message from the bubbles industry's latest figures, which indicate champagne sales are going flat while more affordable upstarts like prosecco continue to fizz thanks to a trend towards everyday indulgence.
For rap stars and Premier League footballers, it still has to be Cristal. But for many ordinary consumers, even in France, cava will do just as well to get the party started.