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 tasting some NFL wines with Doug Tetley, MD of Delaware North, who manage all the stadium facilities there and at other iconic venues in the UK and beyond.
Drew Bledsoe, New England Patriots quarterback legend, has made a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from his Doubleback vineyard. It was served last year when the Jacksonville Jaguars were in town, and we are now adding two superlative wines from his farm deep in the Walla Walla Valley, Washington State.
The Patriotically named Elizabeth Chardonnay is the freshest, crispest vintage imaginable and the Flying B Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful companion to the world class Doubleback.
What a thrill – The Seattle Seahawks (just around the corner from Doubleback) are playing the Oakland Raiders at Wembley this Sunday, accompanied by Sporting Wine coupled with the name of Drew Bledsoe.
May the best team win and of course more matches to come. Cannot wait!
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 are winging their way through customs as I type and we are due to start stocking the latest Bledsoe Family Winery Wine – the Flying B Cabernet Sauvignon – once that arrives with us too, hopefully some time in August.
“We were just sampling it [the Flying B] from barrel yesterday and it is fantastic” said Jordan Hostetter, who has the rather enviable job of Director of Operations at Doubleback.
If this video doesn’t want to make you book a flight to Washington I don’t know what will! Enjoy.
As you know, we recently supplied Drew Bledsoe’s stunning Cabernet Sauvignon to Wembley for the recent round of NFL matches. It was wonderful to see the Jacksonville Jaguars box stocked with wine made by a New England Patriots quarterback.
Drew regularly makes his way to Boston to market his wine via our good friend Jennifer Williams-Bulkeley who runs Vinolytics and who has been a wonderful supporter of Sporting Wine Club. Drew and Maura have an upcoming Wine Reception on 27 November at MIT’s Endicott House where their wines will be paired with Endicott House’s Executive Chef Eddie Cerrato’s culinary delights.
A big thank you to Jen for showing a whole swathe of US wine lovers in the Boston region that SWC is out there and reminding us again of the unique opportunity that exists in the US!