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What To Drink During The Rugby Six Nations 2024

It’s a major event in any rugby fan’s calendar and the 2024 Guinness Six Nations has kicked off in fine style. If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets to any of the Six Nations fixtures, it's good to know that you you can still enjoy all the excitement at home. (And cheer on the boys in green!)

Inviting friends over for a rugby viewing party? Having some Guinness on standby is always a good idea but how about theming some drinks for your guests? If you’re wondering what to serve at your Six Nations rugby party over the coming weeks, we've picked out some  - suitably patriotic - wines to inspire you.

Gérard Bertrand

France: Gérard Bertrand Château Remaury

Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 

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These days, he’s one of France’s most renowned winemakers but Gérard Bertrand was in fact a rugby player in a previous life! And this fabulous French red is the perfect thing to enjoy while watching ‘Les Bleus’ play in the Six Nations. 

Isla Gordon, Domaine la Sarabande's Irish co-owner

Ireland - Domaine la Sarabande Misterioso

Languedoc-Roussillon, France


You could consider this deliciously smooth red the product of three rugby-loving nations really, given its origins. It comes from Domaine la Sarabande, which is owned and run by an Irish-Australian couple, Isla and Paul Gordon, in France’s Languedoc region. 


Italy - Luna Argenta Appassimento

Puglia, Italy


For the Italian matches, why not channel some serious scrum half energy by way of a big ‘n’ bold Italian wine? This one is a firm favourite with our customers - try it with pizza or even pasta for the full Italian-themed rugby viewing party.


Scotland - Geal Albariño 

Rías Baixas, Spain


Another wine that straddles a few rugby stalwarts, namely Ireland and Scotland. This lovely Albariño is made by O’Briens’ Ireland-based wine director Lynne Coyle MW who hails from Scotland. (The wine, by the way, is made in collaboration with the Lagar de Costa winery in Spain.)


Wales - Musella Valpolicella Ripasso

Veneto, Italy


If you’re cheering on the Welsh rugby team, it’s only right to have a red dragon - the Welsh emblem - somewhere in the mix. And this gorgeously rich red does the job nicely, thanks to its dragon-adorned label. 


England - Domaine Begude Terroir 11300


Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This zesty white wine may boast a French postcode on its label, but it has a firm English connection. It’s made by English couple, James and Catherine Kinglake, who are living the dream, making wines in France. 


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