Few champagne houses remain in family hands. The impressively-pedigreed Pol Roger is one of them. Residing in the heart of Epernay with cellars running below the Avenue de Champagne for over seven kilometres, they are highly-skilled vinous alchemists in possession of an exquisite collection of wines. Not one of the region's show ponies, Pol nonetheless lead the charge from the front. The English obviously love them, with Pol Roger one of only eight houses to bear the English Royal Seal and the late Winston Churchill clutching Pol to his steely heart as a personal favourite. Pol Roger also gained what many would regard as the ultimate royal approval - providing the wedding champagne for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.