If you love raising a glass of champagne on special occasions, you will enjoy it even more once you learn more about this fine drink. Even if you don’t remember all of these facts, just a handful of them can prove to be excellent conversation starters the next time you plan on entertaining guests.

Here are some fascinating champagne facts:

  • Champagne is a type of wine.
  • The original creator of Champagne is Dom Perignon.
  • It is named after a region in France known as Champagne.
  • Marilyn Monroe took a Champagne bath which took 350 bottles to fill.
  • In the 1800s, English high society men used Champagne to polish their shoes.
  • There are 49 million bubbles in a 750ml bottle.
  • Once poured, 30 bubbles are emitted every second.
  • Champagne has triple the amount of gas as beer.
  • Champagne should be served at 8 to 9 degrees Celcius.
  • Flute glasses are best since they help keep bubbles from escaping too quickly.
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Menier grapes are used to make Champagne.
  • If sparkling wine is made in any area other than Champagne, it cannot be called Champagne and the label must specify that it is sparkling wine.
  • The bubble trains in Champagne are called collarets.
  • When you pop the cork of the bottle, it can reach speeds of up to 64km/h
  • The longest distance traveled by a cork is 54m.
  • Champagne gets its bubbles thanks to the bottling process.
  • Winston Churchill consumed Champagne at 11am every day.
  • The UK is the second largest consumer of Champagne. Second only to France.

These are a few of the top Champagne facts that you can use to keep your guests entertained the next time you host a party! They will be fascinated by your knowledge and it will surely get people talking.