English sparkling wine was put on an international stage at Buckingham Palace as Her Majesty The Queen served Ridgeview Fitzrovia Sparkling Rosé 2004 at the state dinner to honour the visit of President Barack Obama.
Ridgeview’s wine was served alongside a Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2004, Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rich 2002 and a menu of sole and new season lamb.
Guests included Prime Minister David Cameron, Lord Coe, Sir Richard Branson, Sir John Major, Hon. Hillary Rodham-Clinton, Mayor Boris Johnson, Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey.
Simon Larder, 25/5/11 08:21