10 Fascinating Facts About Champagne

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It’s funny when you think about it, Champagne is probably the only alcoholic beverage that you can drink in the morning and not be considered a raving alcoholic! Here are 10 fun facts that you may not know about Champagne.


1
Marilyn Monroe, at least once, took a bath in Champagne. According to her biographer, 350 bottles of Champers were used to fill up her bath tub.

2
In 19th century England, high society dandies thought that the best way to polish their boots was with Champagne.

3
In a 750ml bottle of Champagne there are 49 million bubbles… approximately.

4
A cork will escape a bottle of champagne at 38-40 mph.

5
You are more likely to be killed by a flying Champagne cork than to be killed by a poisonous spider.

6
In the movie adaptations James Bond drinks Champagne more than any other beverage (nearly 40 glasses and counting).

7
There is about 90 pounds per square inch of pressure in a bottle of Champagne. That's more than triple the pressure in an automobile tire.

8
The longest recorded flight of a Champagne cork is over 177 feet (54 meters).

9
Pol Roger, the renowned Champagne house, made a special one pint bottle of champagne for Winston Churchill to be served to him every day at 11 a.m.

10
The world’s most expensive champagne costs $275,000 per bottle!