It has been calculated that a bottle of champagne at room temperature contains about 49 million bubbles.
Champagne was invented by Dom Perignon, a monk at the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers in the region of Champagne, northern France. On sipping the first results of his doubly fermented brew he is said to have called out: 'Come quickly, brother. I am tasting the stars.' He was the cellar master at Hautvilliers for 47 years until his death in 1715. The discovery is said to have been made on 4 August 1693.
The champagne house Pol Roger made a special one-pint bottle of champagne for Winston Churchill, to be served each day at 11am.
Marilyn Monroe is said to have once taken a champagne-filled bath. It took 350 bottles to fill the tub.
'Sabrage' is the name given to the art of opening a champagne bottle with a sabre.