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Prince William and Kate will toast their wedding with non-vintage Pol Roger

As the resident Brit, my colleagues and friends state-side are constantly quizzing me about the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. To be honest, I’m not much of an authority on royal happenings – but I am at least able to shed some light on what the three-hundred guests toasting the royal nuptials will be drinking.

The word on the street is that William and Kate personally requested non-vintage champagne from Epernay-based, family owned winery Pol Roger – most likely their Brut Réserve.

If you’re not familiar with Pol Roger, don’t feel bad. As a fairly small, if venerable, winemaker, their products are currently only available in Europe and Australia – retailing for around 30 EUR for non-vintage. Despite a fairly exclusive market share, Pol Roger have both history and reputation to boast about. They’ve been making champagne since 1849 and list Sir Winston Churchill as their most loyal customer (they even produce a vintage Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill to recognize that fact.)

If you’re looking to toast the royal wedding and don’t have access to Pol Roger, a good alternative that also comes with royal approval is classic, non-vintage Bollinger. This was the fizz Prince Charles toasted with at both his bachelor party and his wedding to Princess Diana in 1981.


Just who is this Jody Ness?

January 1, 2011 1:56 pm - Posted by Kevin in Behind The Scenes

We have added a lot of new fans recently through Twitter and  Facebook and from the TV channels and airlines we’re on, so I thought it’d be a good idea to post this video to help everyone get to know Jody and the philosophy behind our Wine Portfolio community.We have many great locations and special events planned for 2011 so it is going to be a wonderfully exciting year. Grab your favorite glass of wine and enjoy, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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New Publicity Stills

November 28, 2010 3:05 pm - Posted by Kevin in Behind The Scenes

We are well underway with the production of our second season of Wine Portfolio and so it is time to create new publicity and fan materials. The TV industry and our fans always want promotional shots of Jody. So as our creative team works through hundreds of different options we thought it would be fun to ‘leak’ a few to you.

Please take a look and let us know which ones you like.  You can always leave a comment here or connect with us on Twitter @wineportfolio or Facebook