"Champagne Taste" comes from a supposedly true story Marco told Univore one rainy March day while listening to the instrumentation that would eventually turn into the song "Champagne Taste." Although the lyrics are spoken in the first person by Marco, this incident actually involved Marco's close friend from pastoral Italy, Giovanni. Marco wasn't even there when it happened. In fact, Marco has never even tasted champagne, nor the crack cocaine he references in the song. (The beverage consumed in the music video is store brand sparkling apple juice.) Marco's vices never (rarely) exceed the recreational; Campari, vodka, and soda is his occasional poison,and even a single one of these he will milk for over five hours in any given night. A cigarette after an especially heated ping pong match may also be involved. But this is all beside the point.