(PCM) Say it isn’t so! Guess we won’t be breaking out too many bottles of bubbly to toast the end of summer. Experts are now predicting that there could be a huge shortage of champagne in the near future.
According to the experts a late season frost caused a nearly 70% loss of crop for several growers and many also had to endure hail storms late in the season which led to mildew. Many manufacturers have reserves set aside to deal with situations like this if they should arise, however if they are forced to dip into the reserves it could affect what is left to deal with any environmental setbacks in the future.
Crop growers claim that this shortage is the worst they have endured since the 1980’s and this season in particular has been the hardest since 1956. Be sure to choose your celebratory drinking occasions wisely as champagne is not the only drink that has been effect by bad weather conditions and environmental factors this season.
There has been a high demand for scotch with a lack of supply, and also on the non-alcoholic side coffee and cocoa are both facing global supply issues.