Advertising for a brand of champagne in the fascist period

Advertising for a brand of champagne in the fascist period

The champagne It has a long history, exactly as sparkling wine, we can consider its Italian variant.

In the collective imagination the precious beverage with bubbles immediately evokes scenarios luxurious and voluptuous sensations, since the combination with characters and environments accustomed to fame and wealth is far too easy and obvious.

Not by chance champagne He has always been able to count many admirers in high places in the environments around the world, distinction between politics, art and high society in general; it would be impossible to list them all, but here is a brief rundown of the protagonists of recent history who loved him especially, and not just for drinking.

 

Maria Antonietta

Maria Antonietta

Marie Antoinette of Austria (1755-1793), Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI, ate normally little (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/3864/storia-moderna/i-pasti-sobri-maria-antonietta) and much preferred the simple and frugal cuisine typical of the elaborate corte di Versailles, but he could not give up three small “lussi”, or the lemonade (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/3430/storia-moderna/limonata-maria-antonietta), the chocolate ( https://www.pilloledistoria.it/2588/storia-moderna/cioccolata-maria-antonietta) and champagne, the only ones which are granted at the table.

The movie Sofia Coppola Marie Antoinette (2006) quite clearly emphasizes this aspect of the daily life of the sovereign.

 

A young Napoleon Bonaparte

A young Napoleon Bonaparte

It seems that the general and then Emperor of the French Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) loved to such an extent the champagne to bring with him an escort even in military campaigns. After all, he himself contributed to its spread.

 

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) I loved it champagne to the point of entering into an exclusive contract with the producer Pol Roger, who supplied him.

In fact champagne Furthermore, the British statesman had clear ideas, arguing that the best was to “cold, dry It's free”.

 

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Great admirer of champagne, it is said that Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), immortal diva in Hollywood, did not just drink it, coming to enjoy crisp and expensive baths between bubbles (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/4729/cinema-tv-spettacolo/marilyn-monroe-bagno-nello-champagne).

 

Sean Connery in the role of 007 with the obligatory bottle of champagne

Sean Connery in the role of 007 with the obligatory bottle of champagne

It is not a historical figure, but certainly an icon of Cinema: the charming secret agent James Bond always did the champagne an infallible weapon of seduction.

In the first of the series known film appeared on Dom Pérignon, replaced in the mid-70s with branded bottles Bollinger (Photo gives: ilcornodafrica.it, bitmat.it, italiadiscovery.it, museumsyndicate.com, fanpop.com e natilemaclean.com).