“Champagne for our real friends and real pain for our sham friends!” (Toast by Francis Bacon)
“Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes, the special occasion is that you’ve got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge.” (Hester Browne)
“Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!” (Winston Churchill)
“‘And for wine, mademoiselle? What do you say to champagne?’ Miss Monro said nothing – or everything.” (Agatha Christie, The Big Four)
“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” (Oscar Wilde)
“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.” (Napoleon)
“‘Ah! Really! So it was champagne, was it? And…you are going to drink all that?’ ‘Just to give you confidence.’” (André Gide, The Vatican Cellars)
“‘Reach me a rose, honey, and pour me a last drop into that there crystal glass.’” (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)
“‘Normally I don’t drink champagne. But tonight’s an exception, I think.’” (Jerry Grogan from Edge of Darkness).
“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” (attributed to Dom Pérignon, probably erroneously)
“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.
When I have company I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I’m thirsty.”
17th October 1961, Daily Mail)
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