New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. In honor of the night before National Hangover Day, we gathered up some interesting facts* that you may not know about Champagne.
- Real Champagne is only produced in the French region of Champagne.
- The classic Champagne coupe or goblet was adapted from a wax mold made from the breast of Marie Antoinette.
- There is about 90 pounds per square inch of pressure in a bottle of Champagne. That’s more than triple the pressure in an car tire.
- The size of the bubbles is one of the factors that determine the quality of the champagne. High quality champagne has tiny bubbles; large bubbles are a mark of inferior quality.
- Actress Marilyn Monroe took a bath in 350 bottles of Champagne.
- The longest recorded flight of a Champagne cork is over 177 feet (54 meters).
- Unlike other wines, champagne does not get better with age.
- A raisin kept in a glass of champagne will keep rising to the top and sinking to the bottom.
- The largest bottle size for Champagne is called a Melchizedek and is equal to 40 standard bottles or 30 liters.
- There are approximately 49 million bubbles in a standard sized bottle of Champagne.
Great sparkling wine is made all over the world but the most famous, and still unrivaled for quality, is made in France. We wish you a happy and prosperous 2014 no matter what you choose to celebrate with.
Having a New Year’s Eve party and need some champagne? Check out some vendors that sell champagne in your neighborhood.
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