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A selection of famous quotes inspired by the wine of kings and the king of wines

“I only drink Champagne when I am happy and when I am sad.Sometimes I drink it when I am alone.When I have company, I consider it obligatory.I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am.Otherwise I never touch it-unless I am thirsty.”

Lily Bollinger .


Je bois seulement du champagne à deux occasions. Quand je suis amoureuse et quand je ne le suis pas.


Coco Chanel.


“In victory you deserve Champagne.In defeat you need it”

Napoleon Bonaparte. 

“I could not live without Champagne.In victory I deserve it, in defeat I need it

Winston Churchill.lefrancophile black and white drawing winston churchill

“Remember gentlemen,it’s not just France we are fighting for,it’s Champagne.”

Winston Churchill.

“Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of Champagne.Knowing him was like drinking it”

Winston Churchill.


“In a perfect world,everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening.”

Willie Gluckstern.


“I had taken two finger finger-bowls of Champagne and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant,elemental and profound.”

F.Scott Fitzgerald.


“A woman should never be seen eating or drinking ,unless it be lobster salad and Champagne,the only true feminine and becoming viands;”

Lord Byron.


“Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired.”

Brigitte Bardot.


“The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef…..Love, like being enlivened with Champagne.”

Samuel Johnson.


“The effevescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the french people.”



“The priest has just baptized you a Christian with water and I baptize you  French,darling child with this dewdrop of  Champagne on your lips.”

“Le curé vient de te baptiser chrétien avec l’eau.
Et moi je te baptise Français, petit lapin, avec cette goutte de la rosée champenoise sur la bouchette.”

Paul Claudel.


“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.


“I’m only a beer teetotaler,not a Champagne teetotaler.”

George Bernard Shaw.


“i like to start off my day with a glass of Champagne…..I like to wind it up with a glass of Champagne too.To be frank,I also like a glass or two in between.It may not be the universal medicine for every disease as my friends in Reims and Épernay so often tell me but it does you less harm than other liquid.”

Chef Fernand Point.


“Champagne for my real friends,real pain for my sham friends.”

R. S. Surtees. Cranes toast in Jorrocks’s Jaunts and Jollities (1838), ch. 12,  lefrancophile champagne famous quotes


“Champagne……the wine of kings ,the king of wines.”

Guy de Maupassant.


“Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.”

Charles Dickens.


“Burgundy makes you think silly things,Bordeaux makes you talk about them and Champagne makes you do them”.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.


“Three be the things I shall never attain;envy,content,and sufficient Champagne.”

Dorothy Parker.


“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.”

Bette Davis.lefrancophile champagne famous quotes statue Freddie Mecury


“May you all have champagne for breakfast.”

Freddie Mercury.


“La vérité est une bulle de Champagne, elle remonte toujours à la surface. ”

Gille Martin-Chauffier.