Champagne stands for celebration and is the drink of choice for occasions! It is the beverage that denotes a good living, elegance and royalty. The three grape varieties used for champagne can only be grown in a certain region in France—and if they’re not grown there the beverage legally can’t be called champagne. So, raise the fine glass of bubbly because we’re going to share 5 fun facts about champagne:
- Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk is the one who created Champagne in 1668 and champagne is named after a region in France called Champagne.
- The ideal temperature to serve champagne is between 8°Celsious to 9°C.
- There are 49 million bubbles in a 750ml bottle of champagne and 1.2 kg of grapes are required to produce one bottle of 750ml bottle. Each second champagne emits 30 bubbles.
- The pressure in a champagne bottle is 3 times the amount of pressure in a car tyres, around 90 pounds per square inch.
- The three types of grapes that are used in the fermentation process are: Two Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier; and one white – Chardonnay.