Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Wine News You Can Use: Royal Wedding Wine Revealed!

I don't know how you can really use this, but I couldn't resist.  The wine news was kind of "blah" this week for me and this article caught my eye.  How fun!  Plus, I loved all the comments about how the British don't know good wine.  :)  Who can resist posting this?  

I should add that one of the comments (from Bartholomew Broadbent) was that the British Embassy in Washington D.C. will be celebrating the Virginian winery's Barboursville Octagon and Reserve Viognier.  I like the plug for VA wines.

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The original article was found at  It is posted here for your convenience.

Royal Wedding wine revealed

Pol Roger will be the official Champagne at the Royal Wedding next week, can confirm.
Pol Roger
Amid feverish speculation – especially in the American press – around which Champagne will be served, has it on the highest authority that Pol Roger NV will be served.
Which wines will be served during the wedding breakfast at Buckingham Palace after the ceremony in Westminster Abbey is still a matter of debate: there are unconfirmed reports that an English wine will be on the table.
A spokesman for Pol Roger told a non-vintage had specifically been requested by the Palace. It will be sipped before the sit-down meal prepared by Anton Mosimann and hosted by Prince Charles.
Pol Roger has a long and honourable association with the British aristocracy. It was the favourite Champagne of Sir Winston Churchill, and in 1984 Pol Roger created the Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill in his honour.
Traditionally, however, Pol Roger has not been drunk at royal weddings. Queen Victoria issued a royal warrant to Bollinger in 1884, and Prince Charles chose it both for his stag party and for his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
Doesn't this picture make you all warm and tingly in the inside? Such love...
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