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Well one of them, Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger), German actress and double agent, drinks Perrier-Jouët Cuvée Belle Epoque champagne, easily distinguished from other brands by the anemone flower painted on the bottle.

Although Adolf Hitler didn’t actually like wine his army saw things slightly differently looting vast quantities of French wine during their occupation, much of it was sent home to the Third Reich. Champagne as a symbol of French national pride was highly prized and even traded as a commodity. Many French people consumed, hid or even destroyed bottles of champagne to keep it out of German hands. Still there must have still been plenty of it about; at least in Tarantino’s incarnation of WWII, as well as the scene in the basement tavern, La Louisiane, Perrier-Jouët Cuvée Belle Epoque can be seen in at least three other scenes. And for those who are interested it isn’t cheep, around £100 a bottle at current prices!

 

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