The average quantity of genuine champagne annually produced is said to exceed fifty millions of bottles, a quantity, however, quite in-sufl[icient to meet the public demand, as the great number of establishments for the productions of spurious champagne attest. It has been stated on good authority, that in one establishment alone upward of 500,000 bottles " of so called champagne, made principally from the stalks of rhubarb, are annually sold— Some idea may be formed of the relative con- sumption of real champagne by diff erent coun- tries from the following return of the sales in 1843 of the Department of the Marne. The * total quantity amounted to 2,689,000 bottles, which were thus distributed :—England and British India, 467,000; Russia and Poland, 502,000; Germany incleding Prussia and the Austrian dominions, 439,000; United States of America and the West Indies, 400,000; Italy, 60,000; Belgium, 56,000; Holland 30,000; Sweden and Denmark, 30,000; Switzerland, 30,000; South America, 30,000; Spain and Portugal, 20,000; Turkey, 5,000, France, 620,- 000.