Along the lines that 73% of all statistics are made up, I’m going to make a brash guess that there’ll be as much Champagne drunk tonight around the world as the other 364 days of the year put together.
So what’s the big swizz about the French fizz?
It used to intrigue me why people would happily splash out €40, €50, €100 on a bottle of bubbly when their normal spend on a bottle of plonk was a tenner. And then they’d make a ceremony of opening it, often popping their cork along with half the bottle pretending they were standing on a Formula 1 podium.
So to follow are our top 10 did-you-knows on Champagne. Some you might know already, but hopefully there’s a few that will help you appreciate this great delicacy all the more – and maybe prompt you to take the unopened bottle off the Lewis Hamilton wannabe tonight.
What you should know about Champagne
Wishing you a happy and peaceful 2009 from all at Curious.