Highs and Lows of a Rugby Summer

For someone who is a relentless rugby optimist, this may seem a rather downbeat headline and I will dwell on the positives first to prove my optimism! Argentina cry tears of joy  Conclusively the team which has emerged with most credit this summer not just because of their All Blacks triumph. They play with an urgency, a […]

The stuff of Sporting Champions

When Ireland won at Twickenham in their first match following England’s Rugby World Cup triumph in 2003, we joked that only Ireland could peak the best side in the world after the World Cup had ended!

All Blacks in an Irish stew as Super Saturday approaches

Whatever the unwelcome statistics for the Southern Hemisphere nations, losing all their matches in unison for the first time, their marketing departments will be secretly delighted that 4 series sit in the balance for this coming weekend. A real Super Saturday.

Highs and Lows of an English Sporting Summer

Simon Halliday blog - Highs and Lows of An English Sporting Summer

Lovers of English Sport are resilient if nothing else. Rock bottom only a few months ago, our cricket now rules the world and the players are being compared to rock artists. Same team though! And against a backdrop of earth-shattering incompetence by their administrators.

New Partnership with Rugga Coffee announced!

Sporting Wine Club is delighted to announce our brand-new partnership with Rugga Coffee! Rugga Coffee’s values are completely aligned with Sporting Wine Club as a company built with a passion for rugby, coffee and supporting mental health awareness. 

La Rochelle live the European dream

La Rochelle is steeped in history, whether back to the days of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 12th century or indeed to the presence of the Huguenots in the 17th. A thriving but small Maritime port was never supposed to carry off the Blue Riband trophy in club rugby, although try telling that to Toulon!

International Chardonnay Day 2022

Ahead of International Chardonnay Day 2022 on the 26th of May, Sporting Wine Club are delving into the Chardonnay Grape and some of our wonderful Chardonnay wines…