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A Perfect Storm of Disruptions Will Create a Global Champagne Shortage

Champagne caves / Alamy

It’s not your imagination: Champagne is harder to find these days. After a perfect storm of disruptions, the U.S. is currently in the early stages of a Champagne shortage that is expected to last several years.

First, the obvious issues. Supply chain issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have left importers scrambling to anticipate what to order months in advance since delivery to the U.S. can now take twice or even three times as long.