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!