Ascot Wine Club

For the first time in the 250+ years of Royal Ascot history, this celebration of racing and hospitality will take place behind closed doors for 2020 (Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th June).

However, as an event which truly showcases the very best in food and drink, Ascot has launched the ‘Ascot Wine Club’ in association with Hallgarten & Novum Wines, the Official Wine Supplier, and Moët & Chandon, the Official Champagne.

As Ascot’s wine expert, The Wine Tipster is proud to have introduced this exciting new venture across social media.

 

Three very special wine cases, each of 12 bottles, can be delivered straight to your door in time for the Royal Meeting. 10% of all wine sales through the website will be donated across the Ascot Racecourse Supports Charitable Fund which, since its launch in 2017, has brought together Ascot Racecourse’s community and charity work to support small and local charities and community groups. At this difficult time, Ascot Racecourse is committed to supporting the local community, charities and, importantly, the NHS.

Each of the three cases is named after a famous Ascot Gold Cup Winner – fitting names for such special selections. The three cases range in price to suit different budgets, and each contain 12 bottles of 4 different wines to suit every palate.

They are:

The Yeats Case

A fine selection of wines and champagnes suitable for any box at Royal Ascot. Yeats made Ascot history becoming the first horse ever to win the Ascot Gold Cup four times in succession.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage was the first vintage Champagne I tasted on my wine journey and has remained a true favourite. As has rosé, with Group 1 pink like Whispering Angel showcasing all the elegance and style of the Provence region. There are two classics here with a top class Sancerre from the Loire and Grand Cru Bordeaux from the picturesque St-Émilion region.

The case features the luxury wines of:

 

The Sagaro Case

The perfect accompaniment for enjoying the spectacle of the races at home. Sagaro won in every season from 1974 to 1977.

I love this Sagaro case as I’m a massive fan of the Gérard Bertrand wines and his ‘Gris Blanc’ from Roussillon, which was a great discovery, is outstanding. Argentinian Malbec has become increasingly popular, and I recommend studying the form in terms of discovering the high quality, complex and beautifully balanced wines like Doña Paula from Uco Valley. Italian wines are a must in my book, like top class Gavi di Gavi, as is Champagne Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut NV.

The case features a top selection of:

 

The Fame and Glory Case

This lower priced case still delivers on taste and luxury, with an impressive selection of bottles carefully chosen for Royal Ascot. Fame and Glory had an impressive racing career winning 5 races and was the favourite for the Ascot Gold Cup in 2011, winning by three lengths.

Chile are now producing great value and very classy Sauvignon Blancs, like this Viña Echeverría. I love the soft, easy drinking style of Sacchetto’s Prosecco, which tastes great too when paired with Antipasti and Grana Padano at Aperitivo time or earlier during Royal Ascot! Sacchetto’s Pinot Grigio Blush is a real crowd pleaser, as is Merlot from Chile, where this world-class grape variety performs so well.

The case includes the quality wines of:

 

Join The Wine Tipster in raising a glass and celebrating the Royal Meeting at home while supporting Ascot Racecourse’s Charitable Fund.

 

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