Five facts about champagne
- The 0.75 liter sized bottle's traditional name is "Bottle". Double the size and you have a "Magnum" bottle. The biggest size of a champagne bottle holds 30 liters or 40 traditional bottles of champagne and it is named "Melchizedek". Difficult to pronounce? Don't worry, the waitress will help you.
- In Champagne, mainly three grapes are used to create over 300 million bottles of sparkling wine yearly; two blue Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and one green Chardonnay.
- There are two ways to open a bottle of champagne; either you twist the musulet 6 times, remove the 70 cm long metal wire and carefully pop the cork, or you bring out your sward or other suitable tool to cut off the upper part of the champagne neck. The later method is called Sabrage from the word "sabre" which means sward in French. World record to challenge: The largest number of sabraged champagne bottles during 1 minute is 66 bottles (Guinness record book approved). Impressively done by Ashrita Furnam, USA on August 2, 2015.
- There are about 49 million bubbles in one bottle (750 ml). Each one of them will add on to the fantastic experience champagne gives you.
- Marilyn Monroe took a bath in champagne. 350 bottles were needed to fill up the tub. Something to think about when you're in your tub next time.