Toast the Royal Couple With British Bubbly
Posted May 7, 2018 2:36 p.m. EDT
Winston Churchill may have loved his Pol Roger, but in recent years the bubbly that the British have been sipping is increasingly homegrown. It will be poured at Windsor Castle to celebrate the royal newlyweds May 19. And if you are a devoted crown-watcher, you can fill your flute that morning with “British fizz,” as the English restaurateur Jason Hicks, of Jones Wood Foundry and the Shakespeare in New York, has dubbed it. (He will have viewing breakfasts at his restaurants, for $70 per person.) A few labels are now sold in the United States, among them crisp, well-made Chapel Down and Gusbourne, which has been served at Buckingham Palace: Gusbourne brut reserve 2011, $52.99, wine.com; Gusbourne blanc de blancs 2011, $79.99 and Chapel Down Three Graces 2010, $39.99, Union Square Wines & Spirits, 140 Fourth Ave. (13th Street), New York, unionsquarewines.com.