French drinkers abandon champagne as Brexit and Trump damage sales
French drinkers bought 6.5 million fewer bottles in 2018
10 best prosecco bottles that are perfect for any celebration
No longer a poor substitute for champagne, this Italian sparkler has come into its own
Co-op's own-brand bottle of champagne beats Moët in Which? blind taste
The budget bubbly costs just £19
Doctor warns women to drink less to avoid ‘prosecco smile'
‘If you drink too much of it you are going to have a problem’, explains Doctor Mervyn Druian
How is the New Year celebrated in your culture?
In Japan, New Year's Eve itself is called oh-misoka, and is a day to spend quietly at home for most people. It is not a day for fireworks at all in Japan (fireworks are reserved for summertime). You reflect on the old year, watch some year-ending entertainment programmes on TV such as Kohaku Uta Gassen (a long-running singing contest show), and perhaps go to the local temple at midnight, while hearing the 108 rings of the bell to ring away the evils of the old year. People looking for a party on New Year's Eve are often disappointed.
France is drowning in champagne as Britain loses taste for bubbly
Sales fall flat under pressure from cheaper alternatives