How Much Did Winston Churchill Actually Drink?

The British wartime PM’s very expensive habit

Adam M Wakeling
4 min readJan 13, 2022

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Churchill raises a glass of champagne (NPR)

II may be drunk, madam, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly” is a witty comeback commonly attributed to Winston Churchill. Like many of the quotes linked to him, he may have never actually said it. There is even a term for the way that pithy quotations end up attributed to Britain’s…

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Adam M Wakeling

Adam Wakeling is an Australian writer, lawyer and historian. He is online at https://www.amwakeling.com/ and on Twitter @AdamMWakeling.