FT Wine: Champagne

A product that was once considered invincible even at times of turmoil now faces skirmishes on all sides — and it has no sure defences against them

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Volatile weather is hurting supply, so the industry is turning to science

Much rests on Richard Geoffroy’s shoulders

The expense of a bottle is putting off everyone but blithe tourists and the wealthy

Aficionados despair at drinking champagne from bad glasses, but alternatives are coming

From crisp and clean to generous and ‘mouth-filling’

The vote to leave the EU weakened sterling, aiding a nascent industry

Vineyards are extending their offerings for purists and partygoers

The interior designer, author and socialite says fizz has lost some of its fun