Looks like someone has had a whole lot of fun here! Something about corks, the colour, the smooth texture and the fragrance of the champagne. I know people always become animated when they hear that certain “pop” that only a champagne bottle can make. I think it makes people happy and excited. If we were strict purists we wouldn’t really want that “pop” but I think sometimes it sets the mood and besides it’s fun. Nothing beats firing a cork from a bottle off the balcony grand prix style!