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There are approximately 49 million bubbles in a standard sized bottle of champagne, a little less than 1/5 the amount of stars in the Milky Way.

Champagne was an accident: the bubbles in the first bottle of champagne were the result of a mistake by the winemaker that meant the wine fermented in the bottle.

The only people to rival France’s love for champagne are the Nigerians. Even though 63% of Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, the rise in oil barons means the country’s consumption of champagne is second only to France.

Champagne used to be known as “Vin du Diable” (Wine of the Devil) since the bubbles would often make bottles explode, sending shards of shrapnel across the room.

In France, there are three times as many Champagne growers as McDonald’s.

In the James Bond movies, 007 drinks Champagne more than any other beverage (nearly 40 glasses and counting).

Marilyn Monroe took a bath in 350 bottles of Champagne. We’re not sure why.

The classic Champagne coupe was adapted from a wax mould made from Marie Antoinette’s breast.

There are more than 6 bars of pressure in a bottle of Champagne; more than triple the pressure in a car tyre.

There are currently 1 billion bottles of champagne in storage. With an average of seven glasses per bottle, there’s enough for everyone on the planet to have a glass.

Cheers!