• Short Summary

    NEAR EPERNAY, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

    It is 20 years since Pol Roger Champagne went into mourning for their greatest customer - Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who is reputed to have consumed around 300 cases of the famous French drink each year with the help of hs guests.

  • Description

    1. CU ZOOM OUT Champagne poster in village of Reuil. 0.06
    2. CU Bunch of grapes. 0.09
    3. GVs People cutting grapes, CU grapes in basket, cutting off vines. (5 SHOTS) 0.28
    4. SV Pickers unloading baskets of grapes. (2 SHOTS) 0.38
    5. CUs Monsieur De Rene Collard giving workers champagne during their break. (6 SHOTS) 1.01
    6. SV ZOOM OUT Workers drinking champagne in field. 1.11
    7. SVs Christian Pol Roger speaking and holding new Winston Churchill cuvee. (SOT) (5 SHOTS) 1.45
    TRANSCRIPT: CHRISTIAN POL ROGER: (SEQ 7) "I am glad to introduce the new Winston Churchill cuvee signed by Pol Roger. We name this cuvee after Sir Winston just because we wanted to pay tribute to the great man. Was not only great in manner admired of the Pol Roger champagne but he was also a very close friend of the family. Good luck to Sir Winston Churchill cuvee."
    InitialsBB/JRS


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NEAR EPERNAY, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

    It is 20 years since Pol Roger Champagne went into mourning for their greatest customer - Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who is reputed to have consumed around 300 cases of the famous French drink each year with the help of hs guests. Churchill often expressed the desire to visit the area that produces genuine champagne and tread the rapes with his bare feet, but was kept from fulfilling that wish by World War Two and other pressing affairs. When he died, Pol Champagne was produced with a black band as a sign of mourning, and the 1975 vintage, just released, bears the name Sir Winston Churchill. The vintage is said to be a particularly fine one. A spokesman for the Pol Roger company said it had always been its desire to name a champagne after Sir Winston Churchill, adding that the cigar-smoking leader had named a racehorse after Pol Roger. The new vintage was introduced by Christian Pol Roger after vineyard workers were treated to a champagne break by Monsieur De Rene Collard.

    Source: REUTERS - FREDERIC FABRE

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAADRKQTRRU3KO5Y5RWFJ4N6AJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAADRKQTRRU3KO5Y5RWFJ4N6AJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment