Champagne and sport victory celebrations – Where did this tradition start?

Alonso won for Ferrari at Monza the Champagne was again popped and splashed on the podium. This made me wonder about where celebrating sport victories with wine started? So I Googled it and the answer…..Back in the ancient Olympics. Serious .

Celebrating an athletic or sport victory with wine or Champagne is not a recent phenomenon. Legend has it that as far back as the ancient Olympiads, Calabrian athletes celebrated victories by drinking Ciro wine, making Ciro wine one of the oldest existing wines.



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