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In the first nine months of 2019, performance picked up for Bourgogne wines. The volume of wine exported to Britain saw growth of 7.9% by volume and 5.4% in terms of revenue. The Chablis and white Régionale appellations (Bourgogne and Mâcon) proved most popular, selling 7.22 million bottles (72.5% of total volumes), up nearly 1.16 million bottles on the same period in 2018.
This situation confirms the prediction of Frédéric Drouhin, committee member of the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) and former president the Bourgogne négociants body, from November 2018: “To avoid Bourgogne wine being out of stock on British shelves, it is highly probable that many Bourgogne estates and merchants will ship a larger number of cases ahead of time while they wait to see what happens.”