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What a way to finish our first year 🎉🔥

Thank you to everyone that joined us on Wednesday night for our final event of 2022 and our second #winetastingthroughsport evening. 

Guest of honour @joe16led was superb. Joe’s authenticity, time and hilarious & fascinating stories from his career were a highlight.

Joe also took part in our #shareyourshirt initiative by bringing his 2008 FA Cup semi final shirt – where he scored the winner! 😍💪🏻

Thanks to Nat from @thebottleshopcardiff for delivering an exceptional World Cup wine tasting. 

So, what was it all about?

Spain🇪🇦Vs Portugal 🇵🇹

8 wines
4 rounds

2 whites

2 reds
1 winner 
Or in some cases a draw. 

( For the record it was a clear 4-0 🇵🇹 victory for me 😊) 

The wines we tasted were….

1. Vale do Homem Loureiro Vinho Verde vs Bodega Agerre Txakoli

2. Quinta Da Lapa Alvarinho vs Follas Novas Albarino

3. Casa Velha Douro vs Bardos Romantica Crianza

4. Figueirinha Nã te rales vs Cien Y Pico Doble Pasta

Some takeaways from the evening: 

– Turns out i’m now a massive fan of Portuguese wine @douro.valley tour next year anyone?
– Joe’s career is massively under appreciated; Playoffs, FA Cup finals, scoring old firm derby winners, Premier league stalwart & European Championship Semi finalist

– He loves an Albarino! @albarino_uk

– Joe’s also really excited about the potential for women and girls football in the coming years and looking forward to @joeledleyfa playing a big role in making it successful. 

We raised £410 on the night for @mindcymru and @mindcharity . Thank you all so so much for your generosity and to @iguanaapparel @thebottleshopcardiff @srmotors5 for your donations. 

Thanks as always to the team @oldpenarthiansrfc for hosting and looking after everyone. 

Next up we’ll be in @llanharanrfc in February for a 6 nations charity evening with Lee Byrne & James Hook.

See you in the Clubhouse in 2023. 

📷 Credit: @shootindave

All wines are available to purchase from the Bottle Shop with shops in Penarth, Roath & Pontcanna.

Take care and Speak Easy

Simon & the team at Speakeasy Club