Official 2012 Olympic wines chosen
A red, from Brazil, and a white and rosť, from South Africa, have been chosen as the first "official" wines of the Olympic games, according to an article published by the London Evening Standard.
Around one million bottles of each variety have been ordered in to be sold at the Olympic Park, Stratford, as well as most of the other venues set to be used at the games. The red is a shiraz tempranillo and the white a chenin blanc; each wine variety will be sold in a 187ml bottle, with some sold in full-size 75cl bottles.
Commercial director of Bibendum, the distributor of the chosen wines - all 2012 vintages - Kirstie Papworth stated that the wines had been chosen with the "taste profile" of a typical spectator in mind.
Describing the flavours of each variety, she added: "The rosť is slightly sweeter and fruitier but not too sweet; the chenin blanc is very crisp and fresh; and the red is really smooth, soft and rounded.
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Date added:12/07/2012 11:06:11