27 May 2011
Britain's Prince Charles asked his wife Camilla for advice on wines when the visited a wine estate in Surrey yesterday
Britain's Prince Charles had to ask his wife for advice when the couple visited a wine estate in the UK yesterday (26.05.11).
The heir to the throne visited the award winning Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, South East England with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - whose father Major Bruce Chand was a wine merchant who passed on his love of the beverage to his daughter.
After taking a sip of the rose Charles joked to his wife: "What does our resident expert think?" and she replied "It's very good. That's so good it's absolutely delicious."
What does our resident expert think? and she replied It's very good. That's so good it's absolutely delicious.The prince - whose mother Queen Elizabeth visited the site seven years ago - and the duchess were invited to the vineyard by its owner Adrian White who converted a pig farm into a wine producing site in 1984 by planting more than 300,000 vines.
Charles and Camilla were likely picking up tips on their visit after it was recently revealed the royal family are planning to make their own wine at Windsor Great Park.
Charles'father Prince Philip is reportedly involved in the project which aims to plant 16,700 vines in a section of the park in South England which was a former hunting ground for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The vineyard will be planted with champagne varieties - chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier - with a view to making an English sparkling wine, with Master of Wine and viticultural consultant Stephen Skelton advising on the project