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30 Quotes about champagne

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The quotes about champagne we have listed below are proof that this sparkling delight is enjoyed everywhere, since Dom Pérignon invented it in the 17th century.

(Legend has it that there are people out there who do not like champagne. Another urban legend, I’m sure. I haven’t met any yet!)

And, since we’re talking about Dom Pérignon, we need to open this list with his famous quote when he first tasted the champagne he made:

Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!

Dom Pérignon

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Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!

Winston Churchill

Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Dorothy Parker

Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I am tired.

Brigitte Bardot

My only regret in life is that I did not drink more champagne.

John Meynard Keynes

Wine gives one ‘ideas,’ whereas champagne gives one ‘strategies’.

Roman Paynes

Start the day with a smile and finish it with champagne.


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

Bette Davis

Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and there are better days around the corner.

Marlene Dietrich

Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


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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

Pleasure without champagne is purely artificial.

Oscar Wilde

Champagne offers a minimum of alcohol and a maximum of companionship.

David Niven

Champagne is the wine of civilization and the oil of government.

Winston Churchill

Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking champagne.

Winston Churchill

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

Champagne should be cold, dry and hopefully, free.

Christian Pol Roger

There is nothing more beautiful than a sunset, viewed over a glass of chilled champagne.

Jared M. Brown

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it

Winston Churchill

If life brings you troubles, drink some Champagne, then your problems will just become bubbles…


Pour the Champagne and let its mousse rise,like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes.

Jared M. Brown

He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink champagne.


But Champagne is not drinking.

David Niven

Adventure is the champagne of life, but I prefer my champagne and my adventures dry.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Champagne with its foaming whirls
As white as Cleopatra’s pearls.

Lord Byron

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love is like being enlivened with champagne.

Samuel Johnson

And, following the example of Dom Pérignon, we have asked the champagne producers we work with on The Good Gourmet, to share with us their favorite quotes about champagne.

Champagne quotes from

Champagne Hervieux-Dumez

I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.

Coco Chanel

Always carry champagne! In victory You deserve it & in defeat You need it!

Napoléon Bonaparte

Champagne! Because no good story starts with a salad.