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4 Months After Reportedly Being Advised to Quit Drinking, Queen Elizabeth Launches Sparkling Wine

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Buckingham Palace is launching Platinum Jubilee Special Edition English Sparkling Wine to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. (Photo: Royal Collection Shop)

In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, a holiday celebrating her 70th year on the crown, Buckingham Palace is launching its own English sparkling wine with the Royal Collection Trust.

The wine is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier and is sold for £39 ($53) online at the Royal Collection Shop. The bottle is wrapped in a golden-embroidered label inspired by the Queen’s Robe of Estate, which she wore during her coronation ceremony in 1953.

Platinum Jubilee Special Edition English Sparkling Wine has 12% ABV is only available for shipping in the UK, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.

Also in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, the Queen sold 70 sets of special champagne glasses.

Even well into her 90s, Queen Elizabeth is a well-known fan of drinking. In October, she reportedly was advised by her doctors to give up her beloved cocktails. That same month, the husband of the Queen’s granddaughter let slip that Buckingham Palace has a secret tunnel leading to a bar.

The Queen also has decreed Royal Warrants to multiple brands of alcohol: a scotch distillery and the maker of her favorite aperitif.

Platinum Jubilee Special Edition English Sparkling Wine Tasting Notes

Nose: Rich and honeyed citrus fruit, white peach and hints of sweet spices

Taste: Preserved lemon, ripe orchard fruit and toasted nuts

Finish: Round and silky

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