The quintessence of joyful effervescence, glasses filled with Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee Belle Epoque 2002 were raised today, July 3, 2011, to toast royal romantics H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and his bride Princess Charlene.
The 500 guests who gathered on the terrace of the Opera Garnier drank in the surroundings as they sipped the official champagne chosen to celebrate the royal wedding at a dinner created by culinary master chef Alain Ducasse and the Monte Carlo SBM teams.
“Perrier-Jouët is greatly honoured to have been chosen for the royal wedding, ” said Lionel Breton, Chairman and CEO of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët. “Having accompanied for many years the Monaco’s Rose Ball and the Princess Grace Kelly, we are proud to be featured at the Prince Albert’s marriage with our most prestigious champagne”.
Amid feverish speculation about which Champagne will be served at the Royal Wedding next week has been revealed through authorities – Pol Roger NV will be served.
Apparently a non-vintage Pol Roger has been specifically been requested by The Palace.
It will be sipped before the dinner which will be prepared by Anton Mosimann and hosted by Prince Charles.
Pol Roger has had a long and honourable association with British aristocracy. It has been the favourite Champagne of Sir Winston Churchill (1984 Pol Roger created the Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill in his honour).
Traditionally, however, Pol Roger has not been on the table 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.
The Next Question Is – Who will do the first toast to the Bride and Groom? Any guesses?