"In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it."
Le Petit Corporal surely quaffed a lot of bubbly after the English exiled him to the island of St. Helena. Defeat must have been hard for the Emperor to swallow. The trouncing at Waterloo when washed down with a few good glasses of champers, probably made the whole ordeal seem a lot more tolerable. I'm sure being a Corsican, of Italian descent, and supreme leader of France predisposed him to indulge in a lot of still wines too. I even hear that he was fond of Cognac. He was probably a right plonky. The hand tucked into his waistcoat stance? It conceals a corkscrew no doubt...look, you can even see a couple of corks in the hand behind his back.