A Saracens Double


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 weekend at the London Olympic Stadium.  Saracens the Champions took on the fast improving Harlequins for Arnold Hills – Heroes and it was an intense, quality occasion. Even more so because Schalk Burger wines were on show, ranging from the Bohemian Syrah and the Hat Trick to the Meerkat twins of Rose and Sauvignon Blanc. With Burger Junior on the pitch doing his bit, they helped Sarries to a morale boosting win before the vital QF clash with Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Two days later at the Saracens Foundation Dinner, Schalk’s Hat Trick and Chardonnay were enjoyed as we focused on the Foundations great work with Autistic children and fundraising for the London Air Ambulance Charity. Sporting Wine Club has made a significant charity commitment to the Saracens Foundation  and look forward to a wonderful partnership with them and the club at large.

Saracens Rugby and their values fit with everything that SWC stands for, we are a proud partner and by the way we also stock Michael Rhodes’ Gin, the Finesmaster!

All the wines mentioned here will attract a special 10 day ‘Sarries’ one off discount of 15% to wish them luck for a strong weekend of rugby, just use the code sarries15 at checkout.

All the best

Hallers 

SWC & Saracens At London Stadium


We are delighted to be supplying Schalk Burger & Sons wines for the Arnold Hills – Heroes Saracens v Harlequins match at London Stadium on 23 March.  You can view the full menu here: The Arnold Hills – Tulip Club A4 landscape folded – Saracens.

Guests will be enjoying the following wines, please click on the links to view more and to buy!

Meerkat Sauvignon Blanc

 

 

 

 

Schalk Burger & Sons Meerkat Sauvignon Blanc

Meerkat Pinotage Rose

 

 

 

 

Schalk Burger & Sons Meerkat Pinotage Rose

 

 

 

 

Schalk Burger & Sons Welbedacht Hat Trick

Welbedacht Bohenian Syrah

 

 

 

Schalk Burger & Sons Welbedacht Bohemian Syrah

SWC And London Olympic Stadium


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 of 57,000 people, with Schalk Burger on the pitch and his family’s wine available off it.  Sporting Wine Club was proud to be represented in such an Iconic stadium, and this represents another milestone in our development into Sporting stadia.

The Meerkat Chenin Banc and Bohemian Syrah were in particular demand although it’s always tough to choose between the 4 high quality offerings – the Meerkat Pinotage Rose and the Welbedacht Hat Trick went down very well too.

In recognition of the Sarries win which keeps them near the top of the Premiership, these are our rugby wines of the week and will attract a 15% discount for any two case orders or more.  Please contact alex@sportingwineclub.com or michelle@sportingwineclub.com to place your order.

Mike Brown & Jaguar Land Rover Event


Sporting Wine Club came to Thames Ditton recently to conduct a wine tasting with our friends from Jaguar Land Rover.

Other than seeing their new Jaguar release – top quality just like our wines! – we were privileged to spend the evening with Harlequins and England Fullback, Mike Brown.

We enjoyed a fascinating insight into what makes England tick, and how under Eddie Jones the squad has emerged as Rugby World Cup contenders. With a few stories from the past from our very own Hallers, it was a lovely evening with our 4 rugby winemakers in evidence – from Italy, South Africa (x2) and France.

Francesco Cosulich, Jacky Lorenzetti, Schalk Burger and Simon and Holly Turner would have loved Mike to sample their vintages but he is in full training and was able only to admire from a distance and appreciate the bouquet. Next time!
 
Many thanks to David Edwards and Richard Varney from JLR who organised the evening.