Utah's DABC reports Champagne surge coinciding with Election call

Posted at 7:47 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 21:48:23-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has documented a surge in sparkling wine and Champagne sales coinciding with the Election call over the weekend.

FOX 13 requested data from the agency on sparkling wine and champagne sales. From Nov. 2-7, the agency reported selling $393,803 or 25,765 bottles of bubbly. That's an increase from the same time frame last year (Nov. 4-9) when the DABC sold 16,443 bottles or $216,513 worth. In 2018, the DABC sold 15,614 bottles from Nov. 5-10, or about $203,096.

The DABC had no comment on why sales surged, but other states reported boosts in Champagne sales as a result of Joe Biden being called by news outlets the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, defeating President Donald Trump. A number of Utahns posted on social media they rushed to state-run liquor stores to purchase a celebratory bottle.