Eloquence bubbles up
Champagne moves many of us to (try to) wax eloquent, some more successfully than others:
• “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald
• “Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired.” — Brigitte Bardot, six months after her 60th birthday
• “Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
• “Mr. Edward Carson, QC: Do you drink Champagne yourself?
“Mr. Oscar Wilde: Yes; iced. Champagne is a favourite drink of mine— strongly against my doctor’s orders.
“Mr. Edward Carson, QC: Never mind your doctor’s orders, sir!
“Mr. Oscar Wilde: I never do.”
— Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Exchange, 4 April 1895, during Wilde’s prosecution of the Marquess of Queensberry for criminal libel, Regina (Wilde) v. Queensberry
• “It’s a long time since I drank Champagne.” — Anton Chekhov’s last words