Wimbledon and Wine – What a Match!

July 1st marks the start of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships - the most beloved and anticipated event for tennis enthusiasts and sports fans alike. Throughout the two-week long tournament fans will cheer on their favourite contenders and toast each win with the fine bubbles of Champagne.

The match between Wimbledon and Champagne dates back many decades and has been poured in the bars and hospitality sites of Wimbledon during each moment of nail-biting angst and the celebrations that followed. In 2018 alone, over 20,000 bottles were popped open during the tournament, often paired with the iconic side of strawberries and cream.  

This year, for its 19th consecutive year, Champagne Lanson is the official partner for this year’s championship. Founded in 1760, the Reims-based Champagne house has remained family owned and focused on its history of traditional quality. With the various plots vinified separately, Chef de Cave Hervé Dantan’s mastery of blending not only enlivens the freshness and elegance of the Lanson style but also promotes the wines’ extended aging potential. 

The Lanson team celebrates its 2019 Wimbledon partnership with the launch of the limited-edition Gold Label 2009. Only produced in vintages of superb quality and aged for a minimum of five years, this Gold Label release comes clad in its tennis racket-themed neoprene bottle cooler jacket available in either green and pink. 

Who will be added to the Wimbledon Winners hall of fame? Cheers to this year’s athletes and another exciting year!