This English Sparkling Wine Has The Royal Stamp Of Approval

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April 3, 2018 | BY AFP

It's wine that's fit for the royals.

Camel Valley has become the first English sparkling wine to be awarded a Royal Warrant, which recognizes those who have supplied goods or services to the British monarchy for at least five years. 

The honour comes after the Cornwall produced has graced the dinner table at many a royal occasion and state banquet at Buckingham Palace over the years, including a dinner for the King and Queen of Spain, and a birthday reception to celebrate the Duchess of Cornwall's birthday.

The family-run winery has been operating since 1989, and was founded by former military pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie. It's now steered by their son Sam Lindo.

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Along with the Royal Warrant, Camel Valley has won a string of awards, including gold trophies at the Decanter World Wine Awards for their 2016 Pinot Noir Still Rosé and 2014 Chardonnay Brut at the UK Wine Awards in 2017.

Champagnes produced in France that also have Royal Warrants include Bollinger, GH Mumm, Louis-Roederer, Krug, Laurent-Perrier, Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon.

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