The Corks Are Apoppin'

For wine makers, everything that sparkles is gold

Clink, clink, clink. My fellow champagne makers, may I have your attention? Let us raise our glasses to 1984, the best year in our history, and to the U.S. consumer, who has developed a passion for our product! Our noble wine has now become mother's milk for yuppies.

If the makers of champagne and its fizz-alikes were to assemble for a party this week, it would be a frothy scene indeed. Their business is enjoying cork-popping growth at a time when liquor, beer and table wines have...

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