The official Champagne for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II goes on sale next month.

The wine – a non-vintage produced by Champagne Médot of Pargny-Lès-Reims – is distributed by Harrison Vintners, and labelled with the official logo of the Golden Jubilee.

Douglas Harrison of Harrison Vintners told decanter.com, ‘It’s an excellent Champagne. The dosage was set in agreement with me – you can’t afford to take any chances with quality.’

Harrison added that Buckingham Palace never contemplated choosing an English sparkling wine as the official toast. ‘No one’s more patriotic than me, but the last time I tasted English sparkling I was most unimpressed,’ he said.

The Champagne will be on sale in Safeways supermarkets early next month, priced at £14.99 (€24.55).

Written by Adam Lechmere22 February 2002