But Champagne also has a long and illustrious history. The Cathedral of Reims is where the coronation of the Kings of France took place and the ancient city of Troyes is a marvel of medieval architecture.
The thing about the great actors who drank is they somehow always delivered. Pete postlethwaite famously came into the wings in Stratford & punched the air. ‘I smashed that speech tonight, smashed it! ‘ he did. But he was in Henry V & had just delivered a speech from Richard 111