Champagne’s sporting summer Part Two: Wimbledon finals, Tour de France & The British Grand Prix

The champagne sponsored summer of sport comes to a climax this weekend with the Wimbledon finals where Lanson has a 25-year long association with The Championship. Moët & Chandon too will also be delighted that their man, brand ambassador Roger Federer has reached the final again and hopes to take his Grand Slam singles record to 18.Le maillot jaune place de la Concorde

If you want to celebrate F1 style you can pick up the G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge bottles in the special Grand Prix livery at various outlets including Sainsbury’s where it’s on offer currently (see latest champagne offers, also on promotion at ASDA by the case) and there’s a chance to celebrate a Lewis Hamilton victory at Silverstone as he was fastest in practice.

The Tour de France has set off in Leeds today on the first of three stages in England, finishing in London in the Mall on Monday afternoon. I’ll be there thanks to De Castelnau Champagne (see previous post).photo 1GHMumm grand prix bottle

Champagne’s sporting summer continues

Taittinger at the World Cup, Lanson at Wimbledon, the link between champagne and a de Castelnau Btlle tour de france Bottle sleeveglorious summer of sport continues later this week with Grand Départ for the 1001st Tour de France in Leeds on Saturday. And if you are quick there still a chance until midday today to win VIP tickets to the stage 3 #London finish of Tour on Monday afternoon (7 July) care of De Castelnau Champagne and Spirited Wines  .

You have rather longer to enjoy the limited edition bottle of its excellent, richly flavoured Brut Réserve which De Castelnau has produced especially to celebrate its three year association with the Tour. It’s available at Spirited Wines priced £29.99.

Pascal Prudhomme general manager of De Castelnau with the jeroboam of 1990
Pascal Prudhomme general manager of De Castelnau with the jeroboam of 1990

At the recent London Wine Fair one of the highlights for me was the chance to taste De Castelnau 1990 vintage in jeroboam. Still fresh, but gloriously developed and complex vintage champagne like this is a joy to drink. You can get an idea of the vinous pleasure it gave by trying the current De Castelnau Brut 2000 vintage style — another ripe vintage for Champagne — that Spirited Wines sells at £38.68.