State banquet guests served English sparkling wine
The Queen’s state banquet guests washed down their lavish dinner with wines costing from £38 up to £1,400, but not US President Donald Trump – who is teetotal.
The food and drink served to diners at royal events usually features produce from the Queen’s estate, and those invited to the Buckingham Palace banquet in honour of the US president were served a 2014 English sparkling wine from Windsor Great Park, priced at about £37.99.
Red wine lovers quaffed Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1990 – 1er cru classe Pauillac, costing up to £1,395 a bottle, for those with deep pockets.
Mr Trump is said to have never drunk and encouraged his children to abstain from alcohol.
Other wines served included another sparkling wine from the UK – the Hambledon Classic Cuvee Rose NV costing £34.95 and the white burgundy Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Louis Jadot 2014 priced at about £75.