ISC bubbly christening

Exciting news! We were asked by General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide an ISC sparkling wine to christen the USS HYMAN G RICKOVER (SSN 795) submarine in July of this year!!!

Some of you may remember that we previously were honored to be a part of another special sub christening: Our ISC Blend 786 was used to christen the USS IILLINOIS (SSN 786). Pictured above is a photo of that christening in 2015.

Our winemaking team is now working on the creation of Blend 795. Just like our previous bubbly, for each bottle sold of Blend 795, a $5 donation will go to the USS Hyman G. Rickover Commissioning Committee.

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy,” has a special connection to the state of Illinois. He grew up in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood. For more info on the USS Hyman G. Rickover and Admiral Rickover, visit

Here are some more photos from the 2015 christening.

The bottle of bubbly is placed in a special container for the christening so that no one is injured with flying glass. Here is what the bottle looked like after the christening.
Mark & Teri after the USS Illinois Christening Ceremony. Teri is holding the bottle that was placed on board the sub, and remains there throughout all it’s travels. Mark is holding the special box containing the bottle that was used to christen the submarine.
The USS ILLINOIS crew during the christening event.
Our special ISC bubbly, Blend 786.
ISC Blend 786 was also served at the ceremonies held before and after the USS ILLINOIS Commissioning event.
The special glasses used at the Commissioning ceremonies to serve ISC Blend 786.
May 21st, 2021  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 


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