Royal Pomerol and English fizz

Hundred Hills

Normal service has been resumed by the Royal Household Wine Committee. Above, Hundred Hills winery, Oxfordshire, source of a favourite wine and winner of the Chilterns Buildings Design Award in 2017.

The Royal Household Wine Committee met for the first time in King Charles’s reign at the end of September.

As usual we tasted blind the wines that had been submitted according to a tender issued by the Royal Cellars, in this case 16 Pomerols and 32 English sparkling wines. One of the many enjoyable aspects of tasting as a member of this committee is the privilege of tasting...