Lafite offers bottles of ’98 to French football team

Swept up in World Cup fever, Bordeaux first growth Château Lafite Rothschild has offered bottles of its 1998 vintage to the victorious French football team.

Château Lafite has offered bottles of its 1998 vintage to the victorious French team

Following France’s decisive 4:2 win over Croatia in the FIFA World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, Château Lafite wrote on social media site Instagram that it had “put a couple of bottles aside” of the estate’s 1998 vintage for the team. The vintage is significant as France won the World Cup at home in 1998.

France’s World Cup win on Sunday sparked a series of street parties all over the country, the biggest of which took place along the Champs Elysée in Paris where a million revelers partied late into the night.

In addition to the tempting offer of Lafite, all members of the French football team were given a case of Art Russe’ St-Emilion Grand Cru, made at Château La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs, featuring Russian artworks on their labels.

While England didn’t quite manage to bring it home, a magnum of Jacquart Champagne signed by many of the players in England’s World Cup-winning football team in 1966 will be auctioned this August.

Signed by eight members of the 1966 World Cup-winning team, the magnum is being sold by UK auctioneer Humbert & Ellis on 2 August and has a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£4,000.

One Response to “Lafite offers bottles of ’98 to French football team”

  1. So it’s “a couple of bottles” for “the team”?

    Not even a bottle apiece?

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