James Anderson

We first knew from the Clare Balding show a couple of years ago that Jimmy Anderson was into wine. England’s all-time leading wicket taker appeared with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Cipriani to blind taste some sporting wine; a competition won by Schalk Burger’s Hat Trick!

Jimmy has gone on to produce his own wines, inspired by his own career, and we are delighted to be stocking his Numbers Collection, from the French vineyard in Languedoc. Anderson worked with fifth generation family producer Robert Vic Domaine Preignes Le Vieux, based in Beziers, and the names of the wines hold special significance for Anderson and his outstanding Test match career.

We are proud to add Jimmy’s wines to our growing cricketing portfolio!

 

The Wine

Jimmy’s ‘The Numbers Collection’ celebrates cricketing milestones from his outstanding career. From the 13th Century of Preignes le Vieux in the South of France, the award-winning family produced wine is notable for its light, fresh and elegant style. Passionate about wine and heavily involved in the production process himself, Jimmy wanted to capture the essence of treasured family holidays in the South of France.

From a bottle of red celebrating his highest Test Score (81) to a sumptuous sparkling Rose marking his passing 400 Test Wickets, the collection is a fitting tribute to an all time great. And, with plenty to come from Jimmy to the pitch, we suspect it’s not finished there…

Sporting Connection

With more than 400 Wickets, Jimmy Anderson is England’s all time leading Test wicket taker. Capable of prodigious swing, he has terrorised the world’s best batsmen for over a decade, winning four Ashes series and calming more than 50 wickets against each of the other seven major Test playing nations.

Currently the sixth highest Test wicket taker of all time, Anderson is truly a giant of the modern game an we are honoured to count him as part of our club.

Location

Sporting Winemakers

Chosen Charity

LCCC Foundation

www.lcccfoundation.co.uk

LCCC Foundation – Helping Communities through Cricket

The LCCC Foundation is the charity arm of Lancashire County Cricket Club and aims to provide people with positive experiences through the delivery of a range of health, education, community cohesion and cricket development projects, programmes and events designed to inspire communities through cricket. The Foundation is an independent and registered charity that is governed by a Board of Directors.

The Winemaker Says

‘The Sporting Wine Club seemed a natural partner for The Numbers Collection and we are excited to be on board. My passion for southern French wine is shared by the club and combining it with sport and charity is a winning mix. We are delighted that The Sporting Wine Club will be supporting the LCCC Foundation through Jimmy’s collection.’

Jimmy Anderson