Largest Champagne Tasting: The Knot breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- Wedding magazine The Knot celebrated Valentine's Day by breaking the Guinness World Records achievement for World's Largest Champagne Tasting; the 518 attendees—which included engaged and married couples who used The Knot to plan their weddings, as well as people who wanted to take part in breaking the record—gathered in New York City's newly unveiled Fulton Center to taste three varieties of Champagne, followed by a toast to love and Valentine's Day, setting the new world record for the Largest Champagne Tasting,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The Knot, the #1 online wedding resource and mobile app, makes history by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD(R) for Largest Ever Champagne Tasting. 518 attendees gathered in the newly-unveiled Fulton Center in lower Manhattan for a toast to LOVE and to taste three varieties of champagne. The Knot is celebrating its 18th anniversary and helping inspire 25 million couples during their wedding planning. Photo: JillPhotography.com/The Knot/WRA (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most champagne corks popped simultaneously is 2,778 and was achieved on Banca Mediolanum 25th Anniversary's toast, at BPA Palas in Pesaro, Italy, on 26 October 2007.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest champagne tasting event; it consisted of 515 participants and was achieved by Eurostar International on a London-to-Paris Eurostar train on 9 October 2014.
"In the 18 years since The Knot launched, we helped inspire approximately 25 million couples during their wedding planning process," said Dhanusha Sivajee, executive vice president of marketing at The Knot.
"To celebrate this milestone and Valentine's Day, we invited everyone who loves love, including many of the couples we serve today and throughout our 18-year history, to raise a glass and break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the World's Largest Champagne Tasting."
The 518 attendees included engaged couples, married couples who have used The Knot to help plan their weddings, New York City tech start-ups, members of the Downtown Alliance and all those who wanted to be a part of a WORLD RECORD official attempt to celebrate love.
The record-breaking event was held in the newly unveiled Fulton Center, an iconic backdrop in lower Manhattan.