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Five interesting facts about Champagne

December 31, 2018

What’s in a name?

Champagne is a sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of northeastern France. If it’s a bubbly wine from another region, it’s sparkling wine, not Champagne.

Pérignon didn’t invent it

Contrary to popular belief, the Abbey of Hautvillers cellar master Dom Pérignon did not invent Champagne. However, he did pioneer many practices that enhanced its taste and quality.

An expensive bath

Actress Marilyn Monroe once took a bath in 350 bottles of Champagne.

Watch out for the cork

Corks can fly out of a Champagne bottle at speeds near 25 mph.

Millions of toasts taken

Today, more than 300 million bottles of Champagne are sold per year.

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