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The State of Bubbly: Sparkling wine sales are rising in the US




Bottles of champagne are seen on display at a Costco store December 29, 2008 in South San Francisco, California.
Bottles of champagne are seen on display at a Costco store December 29, 2008 in South San Francisco, California.
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It's Bastille Day today! What better way to celebrate like a Frenchman than with a glass of chilled Champagne?

Perhaps. But the French are popping fewer champagne corks these days themselves. In fact, champs sales are down in France and the rest of Europe. They're rising in the U.S., however, after a slump in 2008, and despite some fierce fizzy competition.

To talk about what's going on in the bubbly department, Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson joins Take Two.