A great lover of Champagne, Madame de Pompadour would have been at the origin of the first form of the first cup of this French beverage.
The first glass of champagne
Champagne can be drunk in flutes or in « coupes« . The flute is used more frequently because it retains the aroma and bubbles of champagne better. Legend has it that the first champagne glass was cast on the breast of the Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764), who was Louis XV’s favorite mistress. Others claim that it was cast on the breast of Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793), Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI.
A great champagne lover
These legends were probably peddled to give a decadent image of the Marquise de Pompadour and Marie-Antoinette Great champagne lover, which she would have said, according to legend, is « the only wine that leaves women beautiful after drinking » 63, the Marquise de Pompadour encouraged its consumption at Versailles. But champagne had been introduced at court under the Regency.