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Hennessy Cognac Stockpile Is Newest Just-In-Case Brexit Scenario

Bottles of Moet and Chandon champagne.

Bottles of Moet and Chandon champagne.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It’s not just aircraft parts and printing ink accumulating in U.K. warehouses ahead of the country’s possible split from the European Union in two months’ time. The growing stockpiles also include booze.

Luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French maker of high-end beverage brands including Moet & Chandon champagne and Hennessy cognac, said Tuesday that it has added four months of wine and spirits inventory to the U.K. to prepare for the country’s expected exit from the European bloc.