You’ve selected your outfit. You’ve prepared an assortment of scones. All that’s missing from your royal wedding watch party is a bit of bubbly.
Toast to Prince William and Kate Middleton with the same Champagne the couple and their guests will be drinking — Pol Roger.
The Palace requested their non-vintage Brut Réserve to serve before the sit-down meal hosted by Prince Charles, according to Decanter.com.
The Champagne house located in Epernay, France has a tradition of producing sparkling wines that dates back to the mid 1800s.
Prince William and Kate aren’t the only Brits who enjoy sipping Pol Roger. Sir Winston Churchill was a big fan and became friends with Odette Pol-Roger after World War II. In 1975 the Champagne house created a cuvée in honor of the former Prime Minister.
In the past, Bollinger has been the Champagne of choice at royal weddings. Queen Victoria issued a royal warrant to Bollinger in 1884, and Prince Charles chose it for his wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, according to Decanter.com.
The NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve is a blend of the three grapes allowed in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Golden straw in color, the sparkling wine has notes of white flowers, apples and red berries with a crisp, refreshing finish.
image from Pol Roger’s website