Roger Daltrey is launching an official 50th anniversary Who champagne, with a portion of the profits going to the band’s patron charity, Teen Cancer America. The London Evening Standard reported that Daltrey has teamed up with the Eminent Life company to produce the limited edition champagne, which will sell for about $140.
The line will be produced by “Charles Orban Champagne, a family vineyard in the village of Troissy, situated on the left bank of the Marne and is made from a subtle blend of three grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, it has a creamy texture with fine, lively bubbles.” The wine will launch in June, with matching ice buckets using the same band graphics as the bottle, will also be available.
Roger Daltrey spoke about the official line, saying, “I am very excited to have this opportunity to express my passion for champagne through this limited edition cuvee. I hope people enjoy it as much as I do.”
Daltrey told us he’s doing all he can to socialize teen cancer patients, who respond far better to being with others their own age during treatment than being stuck on a kids’ ward, or with full-grown adults: “I went to Yale when we first started this off. In Yale there were three boys that had Leukemia and they were all in three different rooms, and not one of them knew that the next boy next to them had the same disease, was sittin’ with his parents, all worried to death. Not one of them met each other and none of the parents had met each other. I mean, I just think that’s criminal.” in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center.