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Champagne, the nectar of the God's
December, 01 2022
One of Robin Kick's favourite regions, Champagne lies about 90 miles northeast of Paris and produce sparkling wines (and a few still ones too called 'Coteaux Champenois') made in the 'méthode champenoise', using three types of grapes: Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. Though other sparkling wines are produced in other regions of France. These may not be called Champagne, as only the sparkling wines produce in the Champagne region gets this title. These other sparkling wines, even though produced in the same manner as Champagne are called crémant or vin mousseux. Generally a wine reserved by most for special occasions, but definitely one worth indulging in from time to time, even if it is just to 'drink the stars' - Dom Pérignon. Continue reading below to find out what some famous characters throughout history have said about this delightfully delicious nectar.
Ten Best Champagne Quotes
1. "Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!" - Winston Churchill
2. "Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." - Mark Twain
3. “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” - Dom Pérignon
4. "In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening.” - Willie Gluckstern
5. "I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not." - Coco Chanel
6. "Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it." - Madame de Pompadour
7. "Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn't everyone?" - Noel Coward
8. "I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate... and I drink champagne when I lose, to console myself." - Napoleon Bonaparte
9. "I'll drink your champagne. I'll drink every drop of it, I don't care if it kills me." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. "There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne." - Bette Davis
Ten Fun Facts about Champagne
1. 300 million bottles of Champagne are produced every year! Of which 180 million bottles are exported. The UK is second largest consumer of this bubbly treat, consuming 22.6 million litres in 2021, just marginally behind the French who consumed a whooping 102.2 million litres!
2. There are 33,400 hectares of Champagne growing land. That is the size of 80,000 football pitches!
3. The most expensive bottle of Champagne costs $2.07 million…. The 2013 Taste of Diamonds Champagne cost this staggering amount due to the 18-carat gold and diamond embellished logo on the bottle made by UK-based company Goût de Diamants. The Champagne itself was rich floral, refreshing, and full creamy texture with a soft finish. Well at least they have the bottle still – hopefully!
4. A standard bottle of Champagne contains about 49 million bubbles, that’s about 9.8 million bubbles per glass, which emerge at a rate of about 30 bubbles a second.
5. A popping Champagne cork can reach the same speed as that of a charging elephant, which is about 25 miles per hour.
6. Queen Victoria really enjoyed Perrier-Jouet and awarded the Champagne the Royal Warrant in 1861.
7. We owe 'sabrage' to Napoleon and his troops, who commonly used this theatrically practice to open champagne. Read about how to open champagne with a Sabre here.
8. Global Champagne Day is celebrated on the 4th Friday of October.
9. The world’s oldest bottles of Champagne were found on the Baltic seabed. 30 bottles of Clicquot Champagne made between 1782 and 1788 were discovered in 2010 at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
10. Drinking Champagne every week can prevent memory loss. University of Reading found that Champagne can help to protect the brain from damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. See, even scientist approve of the bubbly treat.