Pol Roger Champagne 2017-01-25T10:44:05+00:00

Pol Roger Champagne

Sir Winston’s favourite tipple

Sir Winston Churchill was famously a connoisseur of the good life, as well known for his love of cigars and cognac as for his exploits in guiding the country through the Second World War.

What fewer people know though is that Sir Winston’s favourite tipple was not a nip of brandy, rather a flute of chilled Champagne, a love that prompted the quote: “In victory, deserve it. In defeat, need it!”

Of course, the country’s most recognisable prime minister only ever drank the best – which is one of the reasons that we only stock Pol Roger, a legendary producer that also holds the Royal Warrant for supplying bubbles to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (See how great minds think alike?)

Located in the town of Epernay, Pol Roger has been producing Champagne since 1853, with the owners being one of the 12 members of the exclusive Primum Familiae Vini, an association of leading wine producers.

It’s said that Sir Winston attended a lunch at the British Embassy in Paris in November 1944 after the city was liberated by the Allies. Here he met and struck up a friendship with Odette Pol Roger and the two became friends for life.

Every year a case of Pol Roger would be sent to his family home of Chartwell, and following his death in 1965, a black border was added to the company’s labels.

Since 1984, top-of-the-range has been the Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill – typically released a decade after its vintage, while the company produces three non-vintage Cuvées and three other vintage champagnes.

Ask your waiter or waitress for the best Champagne recommendations to match your meal, or try our flight of Pol Roger Champagnes.