Champagne’s reputation is often reserved for celebratory engagements or milestone birthdays. Aside from cheers following the recent presidential election, reasons to pop French bubbly have been few and far between this year.
In addition to fewer celebrations at home, the number of people going out to bars and restaurants has plummeted since the onset of Covid-19. The resulting loss in sales will take most bars and restaurants years to recoup. On a more positive note, a Nielsen poll from April 2020, which presented results from 15,000 respondents across the nation, showed that 4 percent of American drinkers order Champagne while dining out.
In the Pacific (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii) and West South Central (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana) regions, 6 percent of respondents ordered Champagne when dining out. The Mid-Atlantic region (New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey) was close behind, with 5 percent of respondents saying they would do the same.
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Respondents in the West North Central U.S. region showed the least amount of interest in ordering Champagne, as only 2 percent showed an affinity for the French bubbly.
Find out how much each U.S. region is ordering Champagne on VinePair’s color-coded map below.