Royal British Legion Releases Champagne to Toast Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The full range of the new Royal British Legion Champagnes

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The full range of the new Royal British Legion Champagnes

The full range of the new Royal British Legion Champagnes

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The Royal British Legion celebrated its own centenary last year but in honour of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth – who has been the Legion's patron since 1952 – the military charity has launched three Champagnes. 

Military charity

The Royal British Legion (RBL) was founded in May 1921 in the aftermath of the devastation of the First World War, "fighting for fair treatment and much needed welfare" for servicemen. Today it still provides support to military personnel, funding itself, amongst other things, via its annual Poppy Appeal.

A toast to the Queen

The RBL says the trio of Champagnes, created together with Eminent Wines, is "about raising a glass to toast Her Majesty The Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year." Ten percent from every bottle sold will go to the charity.

A themed trio

The three wines all have military-inspired names:

  • Reveille Brut – a name inspired by the music which follows The Last Post and Two Minute Silence at Remembrance services. It is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
  • Champs de Fleurs Rosé – translates as ‘fields of flowers’, in reference to the fields of poppies that flourished on the Western Front following the First World War, which led to the red poppy becoming a symbol of Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. It is made from a majority of Chardonnay grapes with small additions of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
  • Centurion Blanc de Blancs – the name references the centenary of the charity, made exclusively from Chardonnay.

Falstaff tasted the Reveille Brut. 

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