The relationship between Champagne Pol Roger and Sir Winston Churchill dates back to a lunch given by Duff Cooper as British Ambassador to France, for Winston Churchill on Armistice Day 1945. Churchill was seated next to Odette Pol Roger. Their instant rapport developed into a friendship that continued until Churchill’s death, creating links between the Pol Roger and Churchill families that endure to this day. Churchill sent Odette a copy of his Memoirs inscribed Cuvée de Réserve, mise en bouteille au Chateau de Chartwell. He even named one of his racehorses Pol Roger. The filly strode to victory at Kempton Park in 1953, Coronation Year.