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 

Welbedacht And Sporting Wine Club Come To Munster


Sometimes passionate rugby people come together – and even better if it involves wine.

The return of the great Conor Murray to action for Munster’s European victory over Castres coincided with the debut appearance of Schalk Burger’s wines at Thomond Park through the auspices of Sporting Wine Club.  Two of his very best were on display, the Welbedacht Chardonnay and Pinotage and by the end of the day they had all been enjoyed by the Munster faithful – and no more to be seen!

Both Schalk Senior and Schalk Junior, great Springbok rugby players of their generation, would have fitted well into the Munster rugby family ethos: traditional values of trust, humility and loyalty but with a huge passion for their rugby and their people.

Somehow I think Schalk’s wines will be back before too long.

Thanks to Munster Rugby and good luck for the rest of your European campaign. Remember the finals are in Newcastle!