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Champagne is always a good idea

Let’s raise a glass to Global Champagne Day which is celebrated today.  “In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of champagne every evening.” – author unknown

Here are some very bubbly-fun facts about champagne.

  • Champagne is actually a type of wine.
  • Don Perignon is the original creator of champagne
  • Champagne is named after a region in France called Champagne.
  • They say Marilyn Monroe took a bath in champagne using 350 bottles of champagne.
  • Approximately 28 000 bottles of champagne are served at Wimbledon each year.
  • In 19th century England, high society men thought that the best way to polishing their shoes was with champagne – we would not waste champagne like that…..
  • Cheers to James Bond, who has been covering drinking champagne more than 35 times in his films.
  • In a 750ml bottle of champagne, there are 14 million bubbles.
  • Champagne emits 30 bubbles each second.
  • Champagne has three times more gas than a beer.
  • The ideal temperature to serve champagne is between 8°Celcius to 9°Celcius.
  • One of the most lavish bottles of champagne costs $2.07 million dollars.
  • Champagne will stay bubblier in a flute glass as compared to a coupe glass.
  • France has the world’s strictest wine laws.
  • Champagne is made of Chardonnay (98%), Pinot Noir and Pinot Menier Grapes.
  • A popping champagne cork can reach up to 64km/hour speed.
  • The longest distance traveled by a cork is 54 meters.
  • The oldest bottle of Champagne was found in the Baltic Sea.

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