Napoleon Bonaparte on Champagne

napoleon1.jpg Did you know what French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte thought of champagne? Here’s what he said, “In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.” Napoleon first met Champagne maker Jean-Remy Moët while at French military school. The friendship of these two men would have lasting impact on the history of the Champagne region and on the beverage itself as Napoleon actively supported his friend and stopped by his Chateau often even after becoming emperor.

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