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 and over the years we have had a lot of laughs. He is a legend of the game. For him to be suffering from Motor Neurone Disease is a total tragedy, and for which there is no known cure. We and everyone else will do everything we can to help Doddie and assist in researching the causes of MND. I am sure we all remember the sad passing of legendary Springbok Joost Van der Westhuizen last year from the same illness. It is vital that a cure is found.
Together with the help of European Rugby, our table in the corner contributed £25k, which made us incredibly proud. Schalk Burger also donated a visit to his wine farm for free which was sold for £5k. Fittingly we started the evening with the superb Mon Rene, Schalk’s Sparkling wine, champagne in all but name, and his very excellent Meerkat wines, the Pinotage and the Sauvignon Blanc, were much enjoyed and were drunk throughout the evening.
To continue to support Doddie, we wish to offer you the opportunity to buy all three wines with a donation to his foundation of £5 per case for the Meerkats and £10 per case for the Mon René, full details are below. We have a target in our minds to raise another £2,500 through these sales and also to raise awareness of MND among the many hundreds of people to whom we will send this.
To find out more about Doddie’s amazing Trust and their events raising awareness of, and supporting people with, MND please click here.
Thanks for your support.
Simon Halliday & Chris Mariner
Founders, Sporting Wine Club
A refined Cap Classique sparkler with crisp citrus and pineapple notes. It has a persistent mousse with a creamy and richly textured finish. It is fresh and elegant, perfect for a celebration or as an aperitif. Please click here to view the wine.
£83.94 per case with £10 per case donation to Doddie’s Trust. Please contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
A rich, unctuous Pinotage brimming with sweet plum and black cherry characteristics, supported by sensuous mocha chocolate and soft vanilla. Please click here to view the wine.
£59.94 per case with £5 per case donation to Doddie’s Trust. Please contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Meerkat Sauvignon Blanc
This crisp and lively Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect marriage of beautiful aromas and flavours: green melon, lemongrass, passion fruit and crisp, green apples. It is the ultimate quaffer for the SB lover. Please click here to view the wine.
£53.94 per case with £5 per case donation to Doddie’s Trust Please contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.