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A Lockdown ‘Hello’ from Louis Oosthuizen to all our SWC Members and a reminder on our amazing offer on his stunning pale rosé: The NelMari…

An offer not to be missed on one of our best-selling wines! The Sumaridge Chardonnay is famous amongst the world’s top sommeliers and wine experts,…

At just £65.70 pc with £10 going towards our heroic NHS, this is an offer not to be missed! Named after his wife, the NelMari…

Since lockdown we have had a lot of people contacting us asking whether they are able to buy our wine even if they are not…

We have a small but quality sporting spirits collection and to celebrate the launch of Michael Vaughan’s Declaration Gin we have put together a offer…

We have an AMAZING offer on Messi’s sensational wines. 18 bottles for the price of 12! Click here to buy!

We are delighted to launch Michael Vaughan’s Declaration Gin celebrating the best botanicals from the 12 cricket nations against whom he played – the perfect…

The Six Nations 2020 was always going to be a tough one post RWC and is now threatened with cancellations for health and safety reasons.…

We are currently recruiting for a PA to join the SWC Team, providing the vital support needed to help our growing business (and mainly keep…

Our dear friend and Italian sporting winemaker, Francesco Cosulich, has come up trumps this Valentine’s Day and is very generously offering our members the chance…

Save up to £19 per case off selected rugby wines! To celebrate the end of Dry January (thank goodness that’s over!) and, more importantly, the…

We are thrilled to be able to offer our Sporting Wine Club Members a massive 20% discount off all M Restaurant and Gaucho meals! We…

It is always the same with a post-World Cup Six Nations. Some are in rebuild mode and others seek continuity with a little change to…

On Sunday, two of England’s most successful teams of the decade Saracens and Exeter played out an error strewn contest rendered surreal by their relative…

Jake Ball is not only a Rugby World Cup Semi-Finalist but a proud Scarlet. The way he faced up to Faf De Klerk is already…

The euphoria of a defining Rugby World Cup was fresh in the mind and the stunning win by the Springboks was resonating across every level…

Sometimes themes and people converge to make a wonderful and memorable time. Scarlets v Benetton on Nov 9th was one such moment. Two of Europe’s…

Sporting Wine Club is so proud to announce that two of Schalk Burger’s reds – Cricket Pitch and Bohemian Syrah- have made it into the…

Last weekend, Sporting Wine Club was once again displaying Drew Bledsoe’s wonderful wines from Walla Walla Valley. This time the  Doubleback, Flying B and Elizabeth…

Gut-wrenching it is to lose a Rugby World Cup Final anywhere at all, but Twickenham 1991 wasn’t much fun when our hopes evaporated on a…

As an Englishman who played in a winning Rugby World Cup Semi-Final (1991 v Scotland ), the overall feeling then was relief and then excitement.…

Although we await a possible double act by the England Rugby team we cannot forget the cricketing triumphs of a few months ago. Some members…

England v France World Cup Quarter Final 1991 au Parc des Princes, the near impregnable citadel of French Rugby. Brian Moore fixed everyone with a…

The match that nearly wasn’t, prompting a social media and legal protest almost unrivalled in rugby, the backdrop of a deadly storm and finally a…

So, not too many surprises this weekend other than a courageous Tongan effort against a French team with quarterfinals on their mind. The real fun…

SWC are thrilled to be serving Drew Bledsoe’s wines at both upcoming NFL matches. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the first ever National Football League game…

Scarlets have raised a glass to toast a new commercial partnership with Sporting Wine Club. Sporting Wine Club source wines from vineyards around the world…

Watch some world class speakers providing insights into the importance of people and culture in the modern business environment. The programme of the 8th October possesses…

I am clearly adding the stunning Japanese win over Ireland on Saturday to the list of major World Cup surprises I featured last week! In…

Was it really 6 weeks ago that Saracens took their game to new levels by shutting out Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup Final. It…

As the denouement of the Six Nations, Heineken Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and domestic leagues have played out over the last few weeks, it was…

When two of the top three teams in the Premiership meet in the City’s Capital, its going to be tasty and so it was last…

It has all been about England in this year’s Six Nations, with some very smart kicking strategy and then the ball most often in the…

Exciting news from Sumaridge Estate as not only is the 2019 harvest underway but they are also taking advantage of the latest winemaking techniques using…

There comes a time when an English rugby team has suffered enough, certainly after two humbling defeats against the Irish in past years depriving them…

Before we look at the present harvest that is on our doorstep it is important that we look at the previous harvest and what that…

It may have appeared that Round 6 of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup was confirming known truths about Irish dominance and the resurgence…

Our South African winemakers really are on a roll! Wine expert and The Buyer Magazine editor Geoffrey Dean put Schalk Burger & Sons No. 6…

We always knew our Sumaridge Chardonnay was world class and now The Buyer magazine’s roving contributing editor and world class chef, Roger Jones, has confirmed it!…

It was easy to eulogise about the Irish last year – they have the best set up in World rugby and their results were no…

Some say that Ireland is God’s own country and certainly the rugby gods smiled on them with a clean sweep of European wins this past weekend, a…

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Individual Restaurants to bring you their Club Individual loyalty card with a £30 welcome dining gift. Individual Restaurants brands…

As if the drama of England’s near miss over the All Blacks two weekends ago wasn’t enough, the Springbok’s two tries (one disallowed) in overtime…

The Rugby world has been so busy this season it has been hard to keep up. Here is what has caught my eye so far:…

Sporting Wine Club recently visited Wembley Stadium,  home of football and NFL in the UK to showcase their wines. What a treat to spend time…

Sporting Wine Club hosted Graham Gooch and his winemaker Nick Kent recently at the Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant. On show were his Syrah, Viognier and…

As we build our relationship with the Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant and the Crowne Plaza, we are thrilled to announce that we now have our very…

It’s World Cup Year (almost), and rugby seemingly makes headlines on a daily basis.  Journos are back to their editors with begging bowls for more…

I am not referring to various maverick attempts to take on a political poison chalice, nor is it for me to pass comment on random…

It is not often you can say ‘I was there’ when talking about English sport – Rugby World Cup 2003, Sir Nick Faldo’s Major wins, Mo Farah’s…

Sporting Wine Club first got to know Pep and Kiko of the Bodega Hiriart through one of our members, Jo Earlam.  We were well aware…

The bad news for England over the weekend comes from an unusual source and will not get any headlines. For the first time in recent memory France showed their…

Summer tours have sometimes appeared to be tiresome and meaningless. But not one year before a World Cup. We have in fact learnt a lot…

We are delighted to be partnering with Queenswood Restaurant in Battersea Square, London, supplying them with Bellini from our winemaker Francesco Cosulich, childhood friend of…

We had a fantastic evening last week with members of Guildford Cricket Club at the opening of their new pavilion, tasting our cricketing wines &…

Standards everywhere are steaming higher – even with the globe trotting Barbarians. They operated at a pace which stunned some top England players over the…

Sporting Wine Club is a strong supporter of sporting charities and was proud to be supplying Sumaridge Wine for the 20th Anniversary of the RPA…

Teddy Thomas may be the headline grabber for Racing 92 and France but Wenceslas Lauret, his teammate, is a King of backrows in Europe alongside a…

I played for a Champion Club in the 80’s, the serially successful Bath who won multiple Knock Out cups and in fact never lost a semifinal or…

We all thought that the International season was over but we were wrong – even hardened cynics doffed their caps to some incredible contests at the Quarter Final…

With perfect timing we have just received this video from Drew Bledsoe, I say perfect timing as the samples of the Doubleback 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon…

The Banks of the Gironde represent some of the best wine-growing conditions  in France. The world renowned villages of St Estephe, Pauillac and Margaux are where…

Wasps/Leicester was an absolute stunner, both out of Europe but pushing the boundaries which is all you can ask.  Dan Robson again showed that he is…

Why did I imagine that Ireland was not good enough for a Grand Slam – nerveless (40 plays before the miracle Sexton drop goal in Paris),…

It was a landmark weekend for Sporting Wine Club.  Saracens v Harlequins was the first Premiership Rugby match to be played at the London Olympic Stadium, in front…

I should have known better than risk a visit to Murrayfield with a Scottish team ready to hand out a reminder to England and others…

Wasps and Exeter played out a wonderfully competitive top of the table clash last Sunday, and if it had been another team Wasps could have…

You know something is afoot when Sir Ian McGeechan featured some of the greatest Calcutta Cup clashes in his weekly article in the Sunday Telegraph.…

We assembled at a wet and windy Twickenham for the crunch England Wales 6 Nations Match and spent all day trying to keep warm. What better way…

The Six Nations got off to a mixed start last weekend as two cracking openers sandwiched a real stodge of a match in France, where neither side deserved to…

Tadgh Beirne and Jordan Larmour are two names you may never have heard of but by 2019 you definitely will have – the Scarlets second rower…

What kind of vintage was the Rugby Year of 2017 in the context of Japan, land of the Rugby World Cup 2019?   Apart from the British…

As the Autumn Internationals played out, followed by two tumultuous European weekends, there has been much to admire as well as ponder as we approach a seasonal period…

The Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for sports writing and publishing, the awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of…

Many a team came to Bath’s Recreation Ground in the champion years of the 80’s and left shaking their heads at a scoreline they felt…

SWC had the great privilege to be invited to Thomas Lyte’s World’s Finest Rugby Trophies display at Killik and Co’s offices in London. The (original!)…

SWC had the huge privilege to supply the wines to the Doddie Weir Testimonial last Monday at Battersea Evolution in London. I played against Doddie in the early 90’s…

Our great friends and supporters EP have featured us in their Innovates platform www.epinnovates.com, showcasing entrepreneurs in the food, drink, services and technology industries. EPinnovates tells the stories…

Sporting Wine Club are proud to present the M Twickenham Autumn Internationals Match Day offering, with SWC members receiving a 15% Discount! Situated directly opposite Twickenham…

Now that the Domestic and European programme has finished its first phase, excitement is building for the Autumn Internationals, tempered however by the various unavailabilities through injuries or simple…

The season to date has been a revelation in some ways. Players are running out of contact and into space with short intensive bursts of passing. The All…

Sporting Wine Club had the great privilege to help launch M Twickenham which is only a quick sprint to the home of English Rugby.   We have always wondered…

We are absolutely delighted to be the official wine supplier to the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay event, taking place on 21 September 2017 in the…

Following a close season that didn’t really exist, courtesy of The Lions Tour and the Womens Rugby World Cup, there was a very fresh feel to the opening two…

Sporting Wine Club was very privileged to greet one of the world’s greatest cricketers last week. Jacques Kallis is regarded as the world’s best all…

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant was founded in London in 2009  and is named in…

SWC and M Restaurants have teamed up for an amazing Autumn Internationals package at M Restaurant’s latest venue – M TWICKENHAM The ‘Match Days with…

The Sporting Wine Club was truly privileged to greet Emmanuel Cruse, the Chief Winemaker for Jacky Lorenzetti’s very special Bordeaux Vintages.  The club evening was…

I said they were ready for the Wellington Test, wounded but ready.  The commentary coming from the Lion’s camp all week was terse but impassioned and…

The final scoreline in the first Test may obscure the fact that this was a truly excellent contest between the best players in the world. The first half was…

This Lions tour has been fascinating on a number of levels. We all thought that the Crusaders and the Maoris would post significant try-scoring threats…

Sporting Wine Club is proud to announce that it has become the wine partner to Caldy Rugby Club who have just won promotion to National…

So the Kiwi Press had a field day and called the opening match performance a ‘disgrace to the jersey’. They have already written off the…

We have seen a huge increase in our charity work over the last few months and wanted to share some fantastic success stories with you…

We assembled at the prestigious offices of the Financial Times for a wine evening as the excitement built towards the start of the Six Nations.…

Following England’s impressive clean sweep in the Autumn Internationals, we moved on to Chris Robshaw’s Testimonial Dinner at Billingsgate, Central London. More than 1000 people…

Friday 2nd December saw the legendary Drew Bledsoe announce his partnership with us in Boston, USA at the British American Business Council of New England’s…

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