“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
– Winston S. Churchill
Pol Roger’s support of equestrian pursuits, specifically eventing (they are the Official Champagne of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2015 and the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015, at Blair Castle), is a welcome addition to the scene and a great fit thanks to their wonderful heritage that matches the sport so well. With ambassadors in Harry Meade and Laura Collett, Pol Roger are fast becoming recognised as the equestrians’ choice.
Probably their most famous equestrian customer and most illustrious Champagne devotee was Sir Winston Churchill whose well known saying “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle,” rings true for so many.
Speaking to The Gaitpost, Paul Graham, Director at Pol Roger, said,
“Since 1908 (our first recorded invoice for Sir Winston) the former Prime Minister chose us as his preferred Champagne. In homage in 1984 we released the wine, Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill – Vintage 1975. The wine was released with the blessing of the Churchill family and since its first vintage a member of the Churchill family has always been one of the very first persons outside of the Pol Roger family to try the cuvee before its release.”
A keen horseman, this year marks the 50th year of his passing and as a fitting tribute to the man who changed the world, Pol Roger have launched a champagne tankard as Churchill famously drank his Vintage Pol Roger from a tankard.
Champagne Pol Roger has partnered with fellow Royal Warrant Holders, John Jenkins Fine Glassware, to create a unique hand-crafted Champagne tankard, which has been inspired by an original antique crystal glass dating back to 1785; made in the same style as Silver Tankards of the 17th and 18th Centuries, and very few of these antique crystal tankards have survived.