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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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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!…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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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