Vivino is showing people how to drink wines fit for a queen this Jubilee celebration, without them needing to spend a princely sum.

Vivino is showing people how to drink wines fit for a queen this Jubilee celebration, without them needing to spend a princely sum. Aidy Smith, Vivino’s Global Brand Ambassador, has […]

Vivino is showing people how to drink wines fit for a queen this Jubilee celebration, without them needing to spend a princely sum.

Aidy Smith, Vivino’s Global Brand Ambassador, has dug into the reviews and ratings of Vivino’s community of 58 million wine drinkers, and created a list of top-rated alternatives to the favourites
sipped by the royals, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles & Camilla, Prince William & Kate, and Prince Harry and Meghan.

* Queen Elizabeth is fond of German Riesling and English Sparkling wine
* Prince Charles & Camilla like an English white wine called Bacchus
* Prince William & Kate had Chapel Down’s Rose Brut at their wedding but they’re also big fans of Merlot too
* Prince Harry & Meghan are well known for their love of hearty Italian Tuscan wines

Using Vivino’s completely unbiased ratings and reviews, there’s a list below of top-rated wines below from the Vivino community that will enable people to drink like royalty this Jubilee weekend.

Drink top-rated wines fit for a queen this Jubilee

Unsure which wines to drink this Jubilee weekend? Fancy following in royal footsteps without spending a princely sum? Let Vivino’s community of 58 million wine drinkers help with top-rated alternatives to the favourites sipped by the royals, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles & Camilla, Prince William & Kate, and Prince Harry and Meghan.

Aidy Smith, Vivino Global Brand Ambassador, outlines top-rated wines from Vivino’s community that will enable you to drink like royalty:

“Get your glass at the ready and celebrate in style with some of the Royal Family’s favourite tipples. The good news is you don’t need the bank balance of a royal to indulge this Jubilee Weekend,
nor do you need a royal sommelier when you’ve got the power of Vivino’s 58 million-strong community at your fingertips. With completely unbiased ratings and reviews, no one is better suited
than Vivino’s community to bring wine drinkers closer to the wines we know they’ll love.”

Queen Elizabeth Her Majesty has always been quite secretive about her favourite tipples, but over the years she has shown a preference for a couple of wine styles – German Riesling and English Sparkling wine.

Much like Her Majesty, German Riesling is one of the few white grape varieties that continues to develop and improve with age:

* Abtei Himmerod Spätlese Lieblich Riesling 2020 [1] – £9.99 – 4.1 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Fritz Walter Riesling Trocken 2020 [2] – £10.99 – 4.1 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2020 [3] – £12.60 – 4.0 / 5 Vivino Star Rating

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of English fizz to celebrate the Jubilee in style. Consider yourself a Champagne lover? You’ll be happy to know English bubbles are produced from the same grapes and inexactly the same way. The soils upon which our English vines grow are similar to the world-famous French region too. Better news for your bank balance though, as most of our English fizz doesn’t carry the same hefty price-tag!

These top-rated, wallet-friendly English Sparkling wines are options the Vivino community believes even The Queen would approve of. Nyetimber is not only rumoured to be a favourite of Her Majesty,it was also reportedly served at Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa’s, wedding.

* Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Brut [4] – £29.99 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Chapel Down Rosé Brut N.V [5]. – £29.00 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Kingscote Estate Brut 2019 [6] – £18.50 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blanc [7] – £24.99 – 4.1 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Wiston Rosé Brut N.V [8] – £28.95 – 4.0 / 5 Vivino StarRating

Prince Charles & Camilla If you fancy drinking like Prince Charles and Camilla, then look towards an English white wine called Bacchus. It turns out Charles has such a fondness for our blossoming white vino and British cheese, hedecided to power his Aston Martin on surplus stocks so none went to waste!

This wonderful grape has become somewhat of a flagship for Britain and sits somewhere between a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, with an eloquent English twist. Here are some of the nation’s favourites based ratings and reviews on Vivino:

* Davenport Vineyards Horsmonden 2019 [9] – £17.40 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Lyme Bay Winery Bacchus 2020 [10] – £19.99 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Chapel Down Bacchus 2020 [11] – £17.95 – 4.1 / 5 Vivino Star Rating

Prince William & Kate While the future King and his glorious wife may have had Chapel Down’s Rose Brut at their wedding, the duo are apparently big fans of Merlot as well. Here are some of the UK’s favourite Merlot’s from around the world, as chosen by Vivino’s community:

* Château George 7 Fronsac 2018 [12] (France) – £26.95 – 4.5 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Meerlust Merlot 2016 [13] (South Africa) – £24.74 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Ventisquero Grey Glacier Single Block Merlot 2019 [14] (Chile) – £16.95 – 4.0 / 5 Vivino Star Rating

Prince Harry & Meghan Although they live in the US these days, Meghan is well-known for her love of hearty Italian Tuscan wines. In fact, she named her blog ‘The Tig’ after the famous producer Tignanello when sipping it for the first time.

Red Tuscan wines are packed full of meadow berries, light cocoa and a dash of vanilla oak making them the perfect choice as Spring turns to Summer. Here are the top choices under £25 from our Vivino community:

* Geografico Contessa di Radda Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 [15] – £13.99 – 4.1 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Corte Medicia Atos 2016 [16] – 16.95 – 4.1 / 5 Vivino Star Rating
* Tenuta Argentiera Villa Donoratico Bolgheri 2017 [17] – £17.99 – 4.2 / 5 Vivino Star Rating

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