Olympics

The 2012 Olympic Games are taking place in London; with the opening ceremony on Friday 27th July and the closing ceremony on 12th August.

London will become the first city to officially host the modern games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and 1948.

In an Olympic first, the International Olympic Committee tasked Bibendum, the official wine supplier to London 2012 hospitality events to secure a range of wines to be sold at all Games venues, these include a Chenin Blanc and a rose from Stellenrust in South Africa as well as a Shiraz and Tempranillo from Brazil’s Miolo-owned Seival Estate.

Other wines being served in the hospitality suites at the Olympics include: England’s Hush Heath Balfour Brut Rose 2008, Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi 2006, Best’s Dolcetto 2010, Quinta do Sieval Castas Portuguesas 2006 and Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Cuvee Charles Maxime 2008.

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Gusbourne fizz stars at Olympic event

2nd August 2012

Team GB aren't the only Brits celebrating Olympic success after sparkling wine from Gusbourne Estate in Kent took a starring role in a Games reception at Buckingham Palace.

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Olympic wines will be Fairtrade

21st June 2012

Fairtrade wine has a golden marketing opportunity after being selected to spearhead the launch of bespoke Olympic wines at London 2012.

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Olympic wines revealed

13th March 2012

London wine merchant Bibendum has revealed a list of wines that will be served at the London Olympics this summer.

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London Olympics to generate £300m for wine trade, says study

19th January 2012

London's hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars stand to make an extra £300m from the Olympics - but there are major challenges to overcome as well, new research suggests.

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