A Magical Italian Evening


Sometimes you have a magical evening which you know will live in the memory.

Sporting Wine Club enjoyed exactly one of these down in Wimbledon very recently at the home of Table Vallebona, who specialise in Artisan Italian Food. What a treat for some SWC guests who sampled some of the best and most authentic culinary delicacies that Italy has to offer courtesy of our hosts.

Also in attendance was Francesco Cosulich who told us all about the beautiful Collalbrigo wines which, of course, are made on his Estate and supplied by him to SWC.The historic Prosecco and original Bellini provided a great platform and then the recently bottled Cabernet Sauvignon was feted by all who were there, along with my secret favourite the Pinot Grigio. The label featuring the Theatre of Venice told its own wonderful story.  Thanks to Francesco for adding a beautiful narrative to the evening for his wines and for his support of Sporting Wine Club.

As the British Open golf is around the corner, we also managed to show some of Sir Nick Faldo’s Valpolicella Ripasso and his amazing Barolo which added to the evening’s appeal. More about Sir Nick’s wonderful wines very soon.We were truly privileged to savour this little corner of Italy in South West London and highly recommend a visit there as well as to their website store.  Stefano will welcome you warmly, either personally or online, and their priceless ability to put on special, intimate evenings was clear to all of us.

We look forward to our next event with Table Vallebona which is not too far away. Watch this space.Ciao!

SWC Partners With Queenswood Restaurant


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 Giuseppe Cipriani who invented the Bellini in Harry’s Bar Venice, in 1948.

Queenswood is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar serving plates for sharing, light dishes and wholesome meals, best washed down with a glass of Bellini, one of their cocktails or a great glass of wine.

Click here to take a look and book a table!