It is said that men have honoured the female breasts in several ways: In a temple on the island of Rhodes a goblet was displayed, apparently moulded from the perfect breasts of Helen of Troy. King Henry II is said to have made casts made of the apple-like breasts of his mistress Diane de Poitiers, while Marie-Antoinette’s breasts are believed to have inspired the design of the French champagne coupes.

Apparently, the London-based Restaurant 34 had champagne coupes manufactured moulded on the left breast of the legendary supermodel, Kate Moss.

Although these are probably more figments of the imagination than truth, after a couple of glasses of champagne, it remains interesting to move the conversation to history, and specifically the legendary females, who apparently lent their breasts to the shaping of the champagne glasses. But, as I prefer to drink my champagne from a flute, I don’t think any woman will acknowledge that my champagne glass is shaped like her breast, after all.

And just like champagne, it seems that breast milk, according to legend, has made men drunk with power: Hercules understood that he could live forever if he drank the breast milk of a goddess, and suckled from Hera, without asking. In an act of anger, she tears her breast away from his mouth, leading to a spray of droplets across the evening sky, to become the stars of our Milky Way.