Friday, 28 March 2014

The World Relative to Averys : Part One - Napoleon

* Averys, founded in 1793, was already 11 years old when Napoleon came to power in 1804.

* Often considered a short man, he was actually 5’6” - the average height of that time.

* This painting, by Jacques-Louis David, shows the crossing of the Alps in 1800 on his way to war.

* A fan of the fizz, Napoleon is believed to have said: "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it" ... and quite right too!

* Napoleon often visited Champagne. It's no surprise to think that the many victories his troops enjoyed were toasted with the region's finest.

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