We got into the Olympic spirit recently as the Olympic torch made its epic journey through some of the towns that our stores are located in. So to toast are torchbearers we thought we would take a look at the wine that will be flowing throughout the 2012 games.
Hush Heath Estate’s “Balfour” Brut Rosé will be served to guests at the 2012 Olympic Games.
London-based wine merchant Bibendum (who hold the hospitality contracts related to wine supply for the 2012 Olympics) revealed a lengthy list of wines that will be served at the games this summer. The 2008 Hush Heath Estate “Balfour” Brut Rosé is the only English wine so far confirmed to be served at the games. Joining the 2008 Hush Heath Estate “Balfour” Brut Rosé are a 2008 Mersault from Domaine Latour-Giraud and a 2006 Brunello di Montalcino from Castello Banfi. Also available will be a 2010 Dolcetto, the 2006 Quinta do Seival Castas Portuguesas from Brazil and the 2009 Quinta do Vallado Tinto.
The 2007 vintage of the Hush Heath Estate “Balfour” Brut Rosé scored 92pts when reviewed by The Independent Wine Review recently (http://www.independent-wine-review.com/2012/02/wine-review-hush-heath-estate-balfour.html)
In a separate contract, Bibendum will also be supplying the three official Olympic wines, a red a white and a rosé, to be sold to the general public in catering outlets at the Games.
The wines will be under £20 and will be supplied in PET bottles so that they can be taken into the events. Their identity is, for now, under wraps!!
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