I thought he was a champagne man. Like you, Rob?
Nope, I thiink he had more plebian tastes - also, I think it was definitely a Coke thing...
Personally, though, we did drink champagne every day at lunch for years, but then we gave that up for a nice, cold, dry white Rioja instead. With time, champs gave me a very rapidly achieved cut-off point, where even another sip would have turned me right off it for life. But, don't despair: we used to alternate with champs or G&T at around 11am, usually with a little plate of crackers with some fried soft cheese (idea we picked up in Greece), or salami, or local versions of things like that on them.
Sounds flash, but in reality, it was just a simple way of life. Now, all that's gone and I am permitted a single glass of red a day... anyhow, being solo, there's absolutely no appetite to indulge in anything. In fact, had the cardiologists not insisted that the single red was actually beneficial because of its deoxidants, I would be teetotal. Booze on your own is terrible.