Champagne wisdom, Part Un

We’re approaching everybody’s favorite time for Champagne (which for me is anytime). So here are some famous folks’ thoughts on this bubbly delight:

• “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.” – John Maynard Keynes

• “In victory you deserve Champagne, in defeat you need it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

• “Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming of viands.” – Lord Byron

• “Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.” – Francis Bacon (left)

• “A man must not dream of dying until he has drunk five thousand bottles of Champagne and smoked one hundred thousand cigars.” – Otto von Bismarck

• “Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient Champagne.” – Dorothy Parker

3 Responses to Champagne wisdom, Part Un

  1. Wine Maven 58 January 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s champagne.
    Winston Churchill – WWI

  2. Bill Ward February 1, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    That’s outstanding!
    Sounds not only true to the man but certainly truthful period. :o)

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