Global Champagne Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Friday of October. This is a great excuse to enjoy a couple of glasses of this special drink for the upcoming weekend! People who appreciate the taste and culture of champagne join the holiday. What about you?
The holiday was founded in the USA in 2009 by Chris Oggenfuss, a passionate lover of champagne. The creation of the first sparkling drink was based on chance, and it was even called the “Devil’s Wine” due to the internal pressure that caused bottles to explode or squeeze out the corks. Experts used to believe that the emerging bubbles were a manufacturing error or “marriage”. In 1844, the muselet was created – a special device worn on the cork to contain the pressure of the contents.
- One of the most expensive drinks is “Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck”, which was found in a sunken ship. The price of 1 bottle is more than 250 thousand dollars.
- The record high bottle reached a height of 1.82 meters and was made specifically for the Oscar role of Rex Harrison.
- A cork flies out of a bottle at a speed of about 40 km per hour (it will increase to 100 km if you hold the champagne in the open sun), and can fly up to 12 meters.
- The Gosset brand was founded in 1584 and is considered the oldest brand.
How to take part
Invite your friends to a delicious dinner or a noisy party and make sure to have champagne on the table! Celebrate the date, have fun and fool around. Alternatively, deepen your knowledge of champagne by reading its history and journey across countries. Visit the factories where champagne is made and arrange a tour with the managers to see the technological processes with your own eyes.
When is Global Champagne Day celebrated in 2023?
Global Champagne Day is observed on the fourth Friday of October each year.