In case the Brexit goes chaotic and the flow of champagne to England is endangered, more than ten million bottles of champagne have been stored in Great Britain. The stock is now growing and can reach the 15 million bottles if a no-deal Brexit occurs on 30 March.
According to Jean-Marie Barillère, president of the Union of Champagne Houses (UMC), all major ‘houses’ have built up stocks because the United Kingdom is the largest foreign customer. If we continue to send bottles until the end of March, at least as far as the British sales are concerned, we are at ease until the end of September, said a champagne house manager.
Taittinger is the only large champagne house that does not quickly increase the stock of ‘brexit bubbles’. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger does not foresee any major problems and believes that whatever happens to the Brexit, the British cannot avoid champagne.