The great big royal wedding is this Friday, and the bubbly for the event has reportedly been selected. Decanter.com reported Guests at the wedding will be served glasses of Pol Roger, a champagne brand that has a long association with the British royal classes. The Pol Rogers champagne will be brought out during the sit-down meal being hosted by Prince Charles. Three hundred guests will raise their glasses to toast the much-in-love couple.
Now, as Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare to walk down the aisle, questions abound as to which Pol Roger champagne will be served at the royal wedding. Among the frontrunners is the Brut Réserve Non-Vintage, a champagne with aromas of “white flowers, green apple, brioche, and a trace of minerality” and notes of stone fruits, nuttiness and honey. It pairs wonderfully with fish and spicy dishes. Another option is the Rich Non-Vintage. This is similar to the Brut Réserve, but sweeter and semi-dry. A bottle of Brut Réserve costs about £28.
At the same time, Pol Roger has not traditionally been the first choice at royal weddings. During Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding, Bollinger had been the spirit of choice.
Established in 1849 in Epernay, France, Pol Roger soon became popular in Britain. Even Winston Churchill was a big fan. He was such an important customer that the champagne house marked his death by releasing special black-bordered bottles for the United Kingdom. In 2004, the champagne house was awarded the Royal Warrant from the Queen – thus earning it a royal stamp of approval.