FILE - In this Aug.30, 2007 file photo, a worker carries boxes during grape harvest near Epernay, Champagne region. Europeans are finding fewer reasons to pop open a bottle of Champagne

 

              FILE - In this Aug.30, 2007 file photo, a worker carries boxes during grape harvest near Epernay, Champagne region. Europeans are finding fewer reasons to pop open a bottle of Champagne
FILE - In this Aug.30, 2007 file photo, a worker carries boxes during grape harvest near Epernay, Champagne region. Europeans are finding fewer reasons to pop open a bottle of Champagne as another year of economic troubles and high unemployment saps the region’s joie de vivre, latest industry figures show. But while a taste for a glass of bubbly might be on the wane in Europe, other markets, particularly Japan and the United States, are developing a growing taste for sparkling luxury with a brand name.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)