James Simpson MW has become managing director of Pol Roger Ltd, the Champagne house’s UK office and agency business.
Champagne Pol Roger has chosen the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage to launch a collection of three expressions from this year.
A bottle of 1914 Pol Roger Champagne harvested to the sound of gunfire sold for £5,640 at Bonhams auction house in London this morning.
Pol Roger is supporting World War I centenary commemorations with the auction of a bottle of Champagne from the 1914 vintage.
A Methuselah of Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2004 is to be auctioned at Bonhams in London on 11 September in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.
After a recent surge, Champagne’s price appreciation has shuddered to a halt in 2014 although it may just be a temporary blip.
Pol Roger officially launched the 2002 vintage of Sir Winston Churchill yesterday, following record sales of this prestige cuvée in the UK market last year.
The science behind Champagne ageing might be lost on the consumer but producers are striving to strike the right balance.
California is currently the most “interesting” fine wine producing region in the New World, according to Master of Wine and Pol Roger UK sales director James Simpson.
The 2012 and 2013 vintages were “the best two vintages in the history of the Napa Valley”, according to Garen Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyard.
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