EXCLUSIVE: white wine naming for Cunard’s new Queen Elizabeth

//EXCLUSIVE: white wine naming for Cunard’s new Queen Elizabeth

Sailing around the west coast of Scotland – and dodging the gales – on board the Majestic Line’s lovely little boat Glen Tarsan, I have been enjoying a break from the internet and the rest of the outside world.
But I am in Fort William today, and there’s just chance to bring you a little exclusive.
Most new ships are named by smashing a bottle of Champagne or possibly Prosecco at the appropriate moment. When Her Majesty names Queen Elizabeth in Southampton on Monday, the Champagne will be saved for the guests’ glasses, and instead a bottle of white wine will be broken on the ship’s hull.
Specifically, a bottle of 2009 Rothschilds’ Cunard Graves – reverting to another old Cunard tradition. Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria are the only Cunard ships to have been named with Champagne.
I’m sure Cunard will have been carrying out tests to make sure enough of a swing is given to the bottle to ensure it smashes.

By | 2010-10-07T10:17:53+00:00 7 October 2010|Cruise News|0 Comments

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