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P&O Cruises Britannia Launch and Award-winning Champagne

P&O Cruises Britannia Launch and Award-winning Champagne

When the bottle smashes against the side of Britain’s biggest cruise ship next March, P&O Cruises will be upholding its celebration of all things British by selecting sparkling wine from the Wiston Estate Winery. Four Nebuchadnezzars of the quintessentially British winery’s Brut NV will be used for the naming ceremony itself while thousands of bottles of Brut NV and Rosé, Vintage 2011 will be enjoyed during the various inaugural events that are scheduled to take place around the launch.

P&O Cruises called on its wine expert Olly Smith to help choose the perfect British sparkling wine to celebrate the launch of the biggest – and most glamorous – ship to be built for the UK market. Olly Smith selected Wiston Estate to launch Britannia thanks to its impeccable quality and for its poise between modernity and tradition. Wiston stands for passion and pride as a technically masterful English sparkling wine producer since 2006.

The Wiston Estate Brut NV is a dry, medium-bodied Chardonnay/Pinot blend combining delicate primary fruits, zest and a characterful richness, while the award-winning Wiston Estate Rosé, Vintage 2011 is incredibly moreish and surprising for its structural precision and textural finesse.

The announcement comes as part of the exciting plans for Britannia's 'Foodie Heaven' where dining will feel like a memorable experience every day onboard. P&O Cruises love food and they want to introduce the perfect wines to accompany your meals.

Contact our cruise experts on freephone 0808 168 6211 to find out more about all the dining options available on P&O ships.

  • 14th November 2014
  • Louise Hopper