Sir Ian Botham’s wine range tasted and rated

6th August, 2018 by Patrick Schmitt

Having been the first member of the drinks press to taste Sir Ian Botham’s new wine range, db editor-in-chief, Patrick Schmitt MW, brings you his views on the famous cricketer’s latest venture.

Sir Ian Botham OBE launched his range of wines at Lord’s on 27 July

As previously reported by db, all the wines in the launch line-up hail from Australia, and have been arranged into three tiers, with, at the entry-level, the Botham All-Rounder (RRP £8), then The Botham Series (RRP £12) and the Sir Ian Botham Parcels (RRP £30).

Although Botham has selected fruit from right across Australia, including Margaret River at the far west of the country, he has decided to work with just three grapes for his inaugural….

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5 Responses to “Sir Ian Botham’s wine range tasted and rated”

  1. Well, it is interesting. Liam Steevenson MW just got his first lot produced in India, naming it Yaatra. I would have wished there were collaboration between Sir Botham and Sula -firstly because he has been a very popular cricketer in India and his name would sell. Secondly, his friend and colleague Nick Pringle was working for Sula Vineyards in Nashik as COO. But he quit the company On August 2. With that thread gone, the process would be delayed anyway. But I hope he can work with Indian producers one day. Jean Charles Boisset of Burgundy/ Napa has launched 3 variants with Fratelli Vineyards, which were written about recently in your magazine. A lot of interesting wines are now being produced in India. KRSMA is a boutique producer which has been exporting to the US, selling at over $30 a bottle. Cheers! Jai Ho!!
    Cav. Subhash Arora

  2. Ruth Ratcliffe says:

    Bought a bottle of your Cabernet Savignon – never again. Promoted by The Wine Rack.Stick with cricket commentating. Your wines leave a lot to be desired. Not recommended.

  3. Rodney Smith says:

    Very sceptical when offered both red and white Botham wine at the Wentworth PGA golf today.
    I thought they were spectacular. I would definitely recommend wine lovers to try them.

  4. David Humphreyson says:

    Just tried the Chardonnay loving it . Wouldn’t mind this in a cask for out on the gin terrace for the ladies .

  5. Jeff Dakin says:

    I confess I am not a cricket fan, but having just had a trip to Australia thought I would try a bottle of the ‘all rounder’ by Ian Botham. Cant tell you how disappointed I was. Not one to take to a party and own up to it!

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