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The Daily Telegraph

Published:  23 July, 2008

JONATHAN RAY visits the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms for an atmospheric tasting of Pol Roger, the great man's favourite fizz. Churchill liked to drink his Pol Roger by the pint and it is reckoned that in the last 10 years of his life more than 500 cases of the stuff passed through his cellars', reveals Ray. He is treated to both a recent vintage (1998) and a very old one (1914), in the company of Bill Gunn, managing director of Pol Roger. The former Champagne is described as crisp and vibrant, with wonderful creamy fruit' and although the older vintage is struggling to keep its bubbles, it is still remarkable'.