“I've absolutely got to drink Champagne tonight!”

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966), Brideshead Revisited

We are pleased to offer the full range of seven Pol Roger Champagnes for a very special fine wine experience in Brook Street.

We will be guided through these great Champagnes by Pol Roger UK's Managing Director James Simpson.

The format is...

  • James Simpson MW will tell us about the history of Pol Roger and how its beautiful Champagnes are made
  • A tasting of the full range of Pol Roger Champagnes
  • The event lasts approximately two hours
  • We can accommodate eight seated guests or up to 40 for a standing reception

What’s included?

Our visitors get a great fine wine experience:

  • A knowledgeable Master of Wine speaker
  • Access to a private Mayfair venue
  • Plenty of superb Pol Roger Champagne – all seven styles – served in beautiful Zalto glassware
  • Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co
  • Above all, we have a lot of fun by enjoying Pol Roger, James's insights, the venue, and each other’s company

Please contact us for availability and prices.

Who's James Simpson?

James Simpson MW is UK Managing Director of Pol Roger, and one of only 370 current Masters of Wine. James became a Master of Wine in 1992, at the time the youngest member to have ever qualified.

POL ROGER'S SEVEN STYLES OF CHAMPAGNE

Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV

The definitive house-style, composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier – blended in equal portions. The perfect apéritif Champagne, which is never released until it is at least three years old.

Pol Roger Pure Extra Brut NV

The newest addition to complete the Pol Roger range of Champagnes, this cuvée is above all an exercise in the House style, seeking to craft a wine in its most natural state without the addition of any sweetening dosage. As dry as it gets.

Pol Roger Rich NV

This sweeter style was reintroduced to satisfy the demand for a semi-dry Champagne to pair with desserts or wedding cake or for those with a sweeter palate.

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2009

The 2009 Blanc de Blancs Vintage is made exclusively from Chardonnays selected from the best “crus” of the “Côte des Blancs”:  Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, and Oger.

This cuvée is only produced in limited quantities and has been aged for seven years in Pol Roger’s cellars before being released onto the market.

Pol Roger Brut Rosé 2008

Pol Roger does not make a Non-Vintage Rosé, preferring to release only in vintage years.

The Brut Rosé Vintage is produced from a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, drawn from some 20 Premiers and Grands Crus on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. In order to obtain its delicate colour and subtle nose, 15% Pinot Noir – from selected vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay, and Cumieres – is vinified “en rouge” and added to the blend prior to the second fermentation. Produced only in limited quantities, the Rosé Vintage 2008 has been aged for six and a half years in Pol Roger's cellars before being disgorged and released onto the market.

Pol Roger Brut 2008

Champagne’s geographical location engenders capricious weather. For this reason, since its foundation in 1849 Pol Roger has observed the tradition of not releasing a vintage-dated Champagne unless the climatic conditions permit the production of grapes of outstanding ripeness. A Vintage Champagne must, above all else, be a balanced Champagne. This balance depends on the right blend of healthy grapes, a good potential alcohol, and correct acidity. The first criterion for declaring a vintage wine is its capacity to age. Devotees who have the patience to age their Champagnes are rewarded with a richer and more complex wine.

Pol Roger Cuveé Sir Winston Churchill 2004

The relationship between Champagne Pol Roger and Sir Winston Churchill dates to a providential meeting at a luncheon given by the British Ambassador to France some months after the liberation of Paris. Attending the lunch was the beautiful Odette Pol-Roger, who struck up an instant rapport with Churchill. A friendship was born which continued until Churchill’s death, creating links between the Pol Roger and Churchill families which remain strong to this day.

Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvée in homage to Sir Winston Churchill, mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne: robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret.

“Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill” is only made in the very best vintages and is always released later than the other vintage-dated Champagnes from Pol Roger, marking Churchill’s appreciation for older wines.

“My tastes are simple; I am easily satisfied with the best”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965)