No holiday party would be complete without a little bubbly. In fact, approximately 40 percent of the year’s Champagne consumption takes place in December alone. Annual worldwide sales of Champagne exceed 300 million bottles per year. While 58 percent of the golden nectar stays in France, the rest is exported around the world, with the UK, US and Germany being the major recipients. Following are some tips on selecting the perfect bottle and serving it. Whichever bottle you choose, pop it open with good cheer and enjoy! Buone Feste!