Brexit Bubbles? Royal Navy Elects Brit Fizz Over Champagne For Warship Christening

The United Kingdom’s Royal Navy launched its newest ship late last month, with Brexit on the horizon, and opted for a made-in-Britannia sparkling wine in place of French Champagne to smash against the hull of the HMS Tamar patrol vessel. It turned out difficult to make a clean break. Also in Wine Spectator’s Unfiltered, other ships christened by Sophia Loren and a baby; the play-by-play behind a soccer Champagne shower gone wrong; and Jordan winery’s April Fool’s prank gets out of ? foot.