SWC was six months old this summer and despite the holiday season we assembled our array of wines at the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW). Pride of place went to ‘Beefy’ Botham and Bob Willis, who both turned up to celebrate their wines being part of the SWC portfolio.
Also in attendance were Lions Rugby men Kenny Logan, Josh Lewsey and Peter Winterbottom to see what all the fuss was about.
Schalk Burger & Sons, Sumaridge Wine Estates (both SA) and Collalbrigo Estate Wines from just north of Venice, completed our rugby offerings. The unique and original bottled Bellini made an understated debut – it will be a huge winner, watch this space…
There was also a place for ’That Try’, our unique Welsh Whisky, appropriately in the corner of the room where Sir Gareth Edwards would probably have touched down for his legendary try.
The whole evening was completed by the presence of Gladstone Small and Allan Lamb to dazzle the most ardent cricket fan along with Beefy and Bob. Hundreds of international caps in the room, all drinking the BMW wine. Take your pick from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay; perfect accompaniments all to a summer of cricket.
“Beefy and I are delighted to be partnering up with the Sporting Wine Club. We also believe in bringing together our wines with sport and friendship which is at the heart of the Sporting Wine Club concept. We look forward to a long and successful innings with them!”
Bob Willis & Ian Botham, Ex-England Cricket Internationals