7 Crazy Truths about Champagne you might not Know

6 Aug

Champagne, although a luxurious and elegant drink, has also ingrained itself into popular culture for the past couple of centuries. Here are a few trivia champagne facts that you might not know, and can use as conversation starters at the next party.

Did you know…?

  1. The Brut Champagne that was served on the Titanic was the Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Blue Top. A champagne bottle was one of the few items recovered from the undersea wreckage still undamaged.

  2. The American actress Marilyn Monroe once bathed in champagne. It took approximately 350 bottles to fill up the tub.
  3. James Bond, Ian Fleming’s spy character is widely known for his classic line, “Shaken, not stirred,” when ordering a martini. In actuality, he is reported to have consumed more glasses of champagne, the count of champagne reaches up to thirty-five in the movie series.

  4. There is more pressure built-up in one bottle of champagne, than an automobile tire, three-times more pressure to be exact.

  5. Scientist Bill Lembeck, calculated that there is an estimated 49 million bubbles in a 750ml champagne bottle at the temperature of 20° C.

  6. Heinrich Medicus holds the world record for farthest distance on, “cork flying,” the record distance is an incredible, 177 feet and 9 inches, achieved in 1988. (Do we have any takers to beat it?)

  7. The word and method of Champagne making is copyrighted. Any other champagne creators, who did not use grapes made from the vineyards of, Champagne France, must label their bottle with “methode champenoise,” and call it Sparkling wine.

In conclusion, raise your glass…Cheers to champagne, which is and will forever be the most favoured drink worldwide. For a full range of champagne varieties, special offers, and more, visit champagnedirect.co.uk.



Buzzle (June 16, 2012) Champagne Facts by Marlene Alphonse, Retrieve on July 19, 2013 from web source: buzzle.com/articles/champagne-facts.html

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