Updated: Apr 17
I wholeheartedly believe that everyone needs more bubbles in their life.
There's just so much to love about Champagne. For starters, it makes you feel so damn exceptional with just a single glass. Champagne is the kind of thing that brings the party wherever it goes, and I am here for that — even if it's a party for one.
Here are fifteen fast facts about Champagne that you should know about:
Champagne is a type of sparkling wine that comes from the tightly regulated region in France called Champagne; everything else bubbly is just sparkling wine.
Boss businesswoman Madame Clicquot created the first single-vintage Champagne in 1810. She later invented the riddling table process to clarify champagne in 1816, and also invented the first known blended Champagne rosé in 1818.
Marilyn Monroe took a bath in Champagne using 350 bottles of Champagne.
In a 750ml bottle of Champagne, there are 49 million bubbles.
The pressure in a Champagne bottle is around 90 pounds per square inch (which is ~3x as much as the pressure in a car tire).
One of the most lavish bottles of champagne costs $2.07 Million Dollars.
By law, Champagne can only be made by using 7 approved grape varietals. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes are most dominant.
Champagne grapes are the most expensive grapes in the world.
Bourgogne - the wine region in France where Champagne is from - is known as the “King of Wines.”
Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced, and is believed to make the highest-quality, longest lasting, most complex sparkling wines in the world.
Outside of Champagne, the following sparkling wines are also produced using the traditional method: Cava, Franciacorta and Crèmant.
The process required to make Champagne is generally regarded as the most expensive, time-consuming and labor intensive of all wine production processes.
Champagne must spend at least 15 months in the bottle before release.
Grower Champagne is where it’s at.
If you want to live your best life, drink more Champagne.
Okay, I made up those last two “facts”. But I have to say that Grower Champagne is where it’s at, and I do feel like I’m living my best life when I’m thinking about my next bottle of Champagne or sipping it. It’s an experience. And it instantly makes me feel fabulous.
In fact, I want to live a large, fabulous Champagne Life all the time, and I don't always need to be sipping Champagne to do so, but I do always want to feel like I'm living my best life, or as I like to call it: living a life full of many Champagne Moments (aka moments worth celebrating) — because life is short and we all deserve to find reasons to celebrate every single day. Can't find one? Create one.
Remember: Now is always the best "special occasion" to pop a literal or figurative bottle of bubbles, don't wait.