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Champagne makes every moment a little more special. The drink has been praised worldwide, and throughout the ages, experts, historical figures, writers and celebrities have talked about Champagne in their own words. Here are the best Champagne quotes that will make you enjoy your next glass of the famous French sparkling wine even more.

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Champagne quotes from Champagne experts

  • "I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty." - Lily Bollinger, head of the Bollinger Champagne business from 1941 to 1971
  • “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” - Dom Pérignon, a French monk who is said to have invented Champagne

Champagne Quote from Dom Perignon: Come quickly, I am tasting the stars

  • “Champagne should be cold, dry, and hopefully, free.” Christian Pol Roger, former CEO of Pol Roger Champagne
  • “Champagne must be to wine what couture is to fashion.” Alfred Gratien, founder of Alfred Gratien Champagne
  • “In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening.” - Willie Gluckstern, a wine expert from New York


Champagne quotes from historical figures

  • “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” - Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader
  • “I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate… and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself.” - Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader

Champagne Quote from Napoleon Bonaparte: I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate… and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself

  • “Remember, gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!” - Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • "A single glass of Champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced; the imagination is stirred; the wits become more nimble." - Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • “Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.” - Madame de Pompadour, member of the French court during the 18th century
  • “Champagne and orange juice is a great drink. The orange improves the Champagne. The Champagne definitely improves the orange.” - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • “Some people wanted Champagne and caviar when they should have had a beer and hot dogs.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former US president


Champagne quotes from writers and philosophers

  • "Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life." - Charles Dickens, English writer
  • “Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” - Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright
  • “Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking Champagne” - Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright
  • "The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love is like being enlivened with Champagne." - Samuel Johnson, English writer
  • "Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist

Champagne Quote from F Scott Fitzgerald: Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.

  • “Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?” - Noel Coward, English playwright
  • “Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife.” - Aldous Huxley, English writer
  • “One holds a bottle of red wine by the neck, a woman by the waist, and a bottle of Champagne by the derriere.” - Mark Twain, American writer
  • “Fighting is like Champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it’s be brave or else be killed.” - Margaret Mitchell, American novelist
  • "Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne." - Paul Claudel, French poet
  • "A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like Champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it." - Arnold Bennett, English novelist
  • “Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient Champagne.” - Dorothy Parker, American poet
  • “Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.” - Graham Greene, English writer
  • “Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.” - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist
  • “My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne.” - John Maynard Keynes, American economist and philosopher
  • Wine gives one ideas, whereas Champagne gives one strategies.” – Roman Payne, American novelist
  • "Pour the Champagne and let its mousse rise, like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes." - Jared M. Brown, American author


Champagne quotes from celebrities

  • “I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” - Coco Chanel, French fashion designer
  • “There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.” - Bette Davis, American actress
  • “Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I’m tired.” - Brigitte Bardot, French actress
  • “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and there are better days around the corner. - Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress
  • "Life is too short to not have oysters and Champagne sometimes." - Christie Brinkley, American model
  • “I am on a 24-hour Champagne diet.” - Drake, Canadian rapper


So, to summarise…

We hope you enjoyed this selection of Champagne quotes and that they made you want to learn more about this prestigious wine. 

For more interesting things about the famous French sparkling wine, do not miss our list of 25 Interesting Champagne facts and our exhaustive Champagne Guide.

Discover more Champagne types from the best brands by browsing the selection of bottles available at The Champagne Company.


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