10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Champagne

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.


  1. Real Champagne is only produced in the French region of Champagne.
  2. The classic Champagne coupe or goblet was adapted from a wax mold made from the breast of Marie Antoinette.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Actress Marilyn Monroe took a bath in 350 bottles of Champagne.
  6. The longest recorded flight of a Champagne cork is over 177 feet (54 meters).
  7. Unlike other wines, champagne does not get better with age.
  8. A raisin kept in a glass of champagne will keep rising to the top and sinking to the bottom.
  9. The largest bottle size for Champagne is called a Melchizedek and is equal to 40 standard bottles or 30 liters.
  10. 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.

New York
1. Wine Therapy
2. Vino fine wines and spirits
3. 10th Ave Wine and Liquors

San Francisco

1. Stop n’shop liquor & deli

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*Source: Huffington Post, iloveindia.com




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