Interesting facts about champagne

Creator - It is reported that champagne was invented in France during the 17th century by a monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon

Favorite drink - Iconic actress Marilyn Monroe's favorite drink was champagne.

Expensive - According to the Oxford Dictionary, up until the 19th century, champagne was pink and it didn't have bubbles.

Cool - According to Food 52, a champagne bottle should only be kept in the fridge if it's going to be consumed soon after. Otherwise, it should be kept in a dry place.

Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Elizabeth II reportedly drinks a gin before lunch, a glass of wine after lunch, a dry martini at lunch, and a glass of champagne before bed.

Ideal glass - According to Food & Wine, champagne should be sipped from a sparkling wine glass for maximum enjoyment.

Champagne bath - According to her biographer, she even took a bath in it! It reportedly took 350 bottles to fill up the bathtub.

Frequent drinker - Step aside, Monroe! It is reputed that between 1908 and 1965, Winston Churchill drank around 42,000 bottles of champagne.

Fast cork - A Champagne cork can hit a speed of more than 40 mph (64 km/h) when it's popped.

Shape - There is a rumor that the classic champagne glass was based off of Marie Antoinette's breast, however that claim appears to be untrue.

Less caloric - A standard champagne glass contains fewer calories than a gin and tonic!

Pressure - The pressure inside a champagne bottle is two to three times the pressure in a car tire.

Storing - Champagne bottles should be stored upright, and not on their side.

Memory - Research has showed that drinking champagne can help to prevent memory loss.

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