Botham salutes re­gion in wine range se­lec­tion

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Time Out -

Former Eng­land crick­eter Sir Ian Botham has paid trib­ute to the Mar­garet River wine re­gion by in­clud­ing a lo­cal chardon­nay in his new wine range.

The Sir Ian Botham wine col­lec­tion, in part­ner­ship with Bench­mark Drinks, in­cludes three sub-tiers of wines with the chardon­nay in the midrange known as “The Botham Se­ries”.

The Mar­garet River 76 Se­ries chardon­nay is in hon­our of Botham’s “year of firsts” in cricket.

The year 1976 was the first time he scored 1000 runs in one sea­son, achieved his first cen­tury and was se­lected to play for Eng­land at the age of 20.

It was also the year he played grade cricket for the Mel­bourne Cricket Club.

Grapes for the wine were sourced from a va­ri­ety of vine­yards across the Mar­garet River wine re­gion, and the col­lec­tion was launched at Lord’s Cricket Ground last Fri­day.

Botham, who is nick­named “Beefy”, is widely re­garded as one of the great­est crick­eters to come from Eng­land.

He has trav­elled the world build­ing his knowl­edge and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of wine.

The 76 Se­ries chardon­nay is avail­able on­line and will be dis­trib­uted to ma­jor bot­tle shops over the com­ing months.

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Former crick­eter Sir Ian Botham has in­cluded a Mar­garet River chardon­nay Pic­ture: Ross in his new brand of wines.

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