Veuve Clicquot investing in two new wineries

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Location: France
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Champagne house Veuve Clicquot will be opening two new wineries in the next two years, with the aim of increasing its production capacity by around 20%. ‘Veuve Clicquot is investing heavily in rosé production, as consumption of rosé champagne globally is growing by around 4%,’ explained Lucy Warren, champagne ambassador for Moët Hennessy UK.

Speaking at a portfolio tasting of Moët Hennessy’s rosé champagnes, Warner confirmed that one new Veuve Clicquot winery will open next year in the Aube, while a second opening is planned for the following year in the west of the Champagne region.

Veuve Clicquot is currently the second-largest vineyard owner in Champagne, with 383 hectares of vines, behind Moët & Chandon, which owns 1,190ha. In addition Veuve buys in around 85% of its grapes from growers.

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Julie Sheppard

Julie Sheppard has worked as a food and wine journalist for the past 15 years. She has written for a range of key UK and international specialist drinks publications including Wine International, Harpers, HOT and The Drinks Business. She has also written about wine, spirits, bars and restaurants for consumer magazines such as Time Out, Waitrose Food Illustrated and national newspapers including The Sunday Times. For two years Julie worked as editor of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book and was also senior editor of Mitchell Beazley's Classic Wine Library series. She is currently managing editor of Imbibe and imbibe.com, and contributing editor for UK restaurant and bar guide Square Meal, squaremeal.co.uk, and lifestyle magazine Square Meal Lifestyle.

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