Upon his first sip, Dom Pérignon—who was actually a French monk said to have accidentally invented champagne while experimenting with wine in 1693—reportedly said, “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” Later on, Dom the Monk had a famous brand of champagne named after him.
Described by English writer Aldous Huxley as having “the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife,” champagne is a sparkling wine produced almost exclusively in the Champagne region of France. It is made primarily from three strains of grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. It is a worldwide symbol of sophistication, luxury, and celebration.
Champagne is elegance and class in liquid form. It is the nectar of the gods, the closest that mere mortals can get to tasting divinity, and the embodiment of luxury and sophistication. If you appreciate the sizzle of the fizzle, the orgasmic plume of foam that jets out of the bottle once the cork is popped, you are a person with highly discriminating tastes and a craving for elegance and finesse.
Here are the three zodiac signs whose natural grace and class give them a fondness for champagne that borders on lust.
It is no coincidence that the top two signs on this list are ruled by Venus, the planet that governs beauty, sensuality, and a fondness for luxury and life’s finer things. If Taurus wasn’t so naturally stubborn, their sign would have been better represented by a Gazelle or a Swan than a Bull. Taurus is one walking cluster of finely tuned sensory nerves that bask in all that is sweet, beautiful, classy, cultivated and…well…expensive. If Taurus had $2 million to spare, they’d gladly toss it all away on a single bottle of Goût de Diamants (“Taste of Diamonds”), a 2013 vintage French champagne that is the world’s most expensive beverage. That’s $350,000 a cup!
Although symbolized by the Scales, which imply moderation and restraint, Libra’s senses are nonetheless ruled by Venus, so they lose all sense of control, propriety, and even modesty at the sight of an elegantly crafted champagne flute filled to the brim with the sparkling golden bubbly elixir. No matter how hard they may try to maintain decorum, dignity, poise, and fair-mindedness in their daily activities, they morph into the famous painting Venus on a Half Shell at the merest whiff of champagne, turning them into a beautiful nymph sailing over the sea with their hair blowing in the wind and surrounded by angels.
It seems strange that the hardest-working and most responsible sign in the zodiac would fritter away their valuable time on trifles such as champagne. But Capricorn works hard to achieve the best, and at the end of a long day, they treat themselves to it. They cherish the finest foods, music, and visual experiences. They gravitate to the most elegant cities—places such as New Orleans, Paris, and Prague. Having expensive tastes doesn’t make a person high-maintenance. The typical Capricorn is a timeless beauty, both inwardly and outwardly. They are a joy to be around rather than a pain in the ass.