Trigger Warning: Experts predict a major shortage in champagne is on the horizon. We hope you didn't break anything in the process of receiving this news.
Before you start hyperventilating, here's why:
- A late season frost caused a 70 percent loss of crop for some growers.
- Hail storms late in the season hurt some growers, followed by mildew.
They must be prepared, you responded to the bad news? Yes and no. Many suppliers have a reserve for situations like this, but it'll impact quantifies to protect against future unforeseen setbacks.
It's so bad that experts say this is the worst it's been since the 1980s, and this season is the toughest it's been for crop growers since 1956.
So much for those champagne baths.
Maybe switch to Miller High Life. Some people call it the champagne of beers.