The Drink of All Divas!

One drink that is always associated with decadence and divas, is Champagne (well bearing in mind Mariah Carey won't sing a note without a dressing-room supply, then you can see how this perception has grown.

Here's some more facts/trivia about the bottle we always love to pop when there is a celebration:

*Hip hop favourite Cristal was the first prestige brand created in 1876. P Diddy did his bit for the brands street cred when for his 29th birthday at New Yorks Cipriani, the bill for SIX free-flowing champagne bars was $500,000!

*The world's ritziest concoction is the Diamond Martini served at London's Sheraton Park Tower. For up to 4,000 Pounds (approx $6,500) a glass, you get a heady mix of vintage cognac, Champagne, Angostura bitters, a sugar cube- oh, and a loose diamond of your choice!

*Despite the recession, Champagne sales leapt by 14% in the UK last year.

*Legend has it that the champagne "coupe" (a shallow broad rimmed goblet) was modeled on the shape of Marie Antoinette's breast, using wax moulds.

*James Bond is portrayed as a frequent drinker of champagne. A count reveals 35 occasions in which he is portrayed drinking Champagne. I am surprised as I always thought his drink was Martini; shaken not stirred!

*A Champagne corks leaves the bottle at a velocity of approx.38-40 mph, but can pop out as fast as 100 mph!

*The pressure in a bottle of champagne is 90 pounds per square inch, about three times that in an automobile tire.

*There are approximately 49 millions bubbles in a 750ml bottle calculated by scientist Bill Lembeck. Wouldn't you have loved to be involved in the fact-finding?

*Marilyn Monroe is said to have once taken a bath in the bubbly. According to her biographer, it took 350 bottles to fill the tub.

*The average 120ml glass contains 90 calories and contains antioxidants that lower blood pressure.Compare to some calorie laden cocktails,what more excuse do you need to indulge?

So there you have it, some facts about the Divas drink of choice. Having put this post together, I can now confess I don't like Champagne!

What about you? Can you take it or leave it, or is it really your drink for celebrating in style?

Please share:


  1. I LOVE champagne! I might just pop some open tonite :)

  2. I've had champagne that I love and champagne that I didn't, so it all depends upon the brand (of course, do you think I can think of the names off the top of my head now -- no!) But I know one thing for sure from your post ... at 38-40 mph, you sure want to duck when you see a champagne cork coming!!! Have a lovely week, sweetheart!

  3. Thank you sweethearts for your comments.

  4. Love champagne almost as much as I love this post on it. Thanks for sharing :) Paris in Pink

  5. Wow, what an informative post Vanessa! :) Champagne is one of my drinks for sure! Who doesn't love a mimosa with Brunch?! Perfect for celebrating in style.

  6. Hi there visiting from Classy & Fabulous ... just popped over to your shop and my what a wonderful selection of amazing pieces!!! And your blog what wonderful informative posts... I'm so glad to have discovered your blog (via Karla at C&F) ... I'm your newest follower....

    Definitely love Champagne we always keep a couple of large and small bottles of Veuve Clicquot chilling for those special unexoected moments ~ a friends engagement, promotion, celebration... and sometimes for no reason at all - other than the precious gift of life...xo HHL

  7. Dear friends, thanks for all your lovely comments.
    @high heeled life:thanks for stopping by. It's always lovely to have new readers and so pleased you found it informative. I will certainly pop over to your blog and have a read also.
    @Paris in Pink-thank you for stopping by. Of course you would love pink champagne ;-)
    @Karla-thank you for everything sweetheart! Hopefully one day we will be able to share a bottle of bubbly together ;-)

  8. @high heeled life: just realised I am already a follower! How's that for serendipity ;-)

  9. Love champagne! My hubby always buys me Veuve Clicquot demi-sec because I love a sweet champagne and it's my favorite. But a recent discovery on our honeymoon is Aria.. a delicious, sweet champagne from Spain. YUM. I always keep a bottle chilling in the refrigerator.

    I'm loving the new jewelery you've added to your site.

  10. I absolutely love love love this post. Champagne is by far my number one drink of choice and I really enjoyed learning a little more about it. Now time to figure out how I can get my hands on one of these Diamond Martinis... Thank you for posting! xox The Sassy Steel Magnolia


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