Queen Elizabeth Is Launching a Sparkling Wine in Honor of Her Platinum Jubilee
It has been a pivotal year for Queen Elizabeth II, but as Her Majesty reaches a historical milestone in her reign, it is only appropriate to celebrate with a toast. A toast of the Queen’s own sparkling wine, that is.
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating the year of her Platinum Jubilee, which has made her Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Her Majesty ascended to the throne 70 years ago, following the passing of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952. If you’re worried that your invite for the celebration got lost in the mail, don’t be; the official celebration of this milestone will actually be in June. (And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have their big party when there’s warmer weather?)
The big multi-day celebration will be marked with all sorts of planned events and instead of the regular brands of wine that usually serve as the stars of the show, it’ll be the Queen’s own line of English sparkling wine. Releasing her very own sparkling wine in honor of the Platinum Jubilee, the Queen is giving us true businesswoman vibes. And luckily, it’s already available to the public.
Buckingham Palace English Sparkling Wine was created to benefit the Royal Collection Trust (RCT), which is an organization that takes care of the Royal Collection — including that of the current monarch. The bottle itself will even be a tribute to the Queen, with the label showing an illustration of the robe Her Majesty wore during her coronation, and the “EIIR cypher is surrounded by golden olive leaves and ears of wheat to symbolise peace and plenty.”
English sparkling wine has not always gotten a lot of attention, but interest has grown in recent years. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes grown in Kent and West Sussex, and “has enticing aromas of rich and honeyed citrus fruit, white peach and hints of sweet spice,” according to the RCT website.
Buckingham Palace English Sparkling Wine is available now for £39 ($53), but unfortunately is only available to those United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. Between the Queen launching her own ketchup and holding a Platinum Jubilee baking contest, this is really quite the year for royal followers who are also foodies. Or, in other words, me!