The Drinks Interval: Cricket and fine wine with David Gower OBE
Vins Extraordinaires is delighted to be working with David Gower OBE, one of England’s greatest cricketers and a renowned enthusiast of fine wine.
Join David and enjoy some of the best fine wines you've ever had while listening to him talk about his life and career.
“I’m delighted to be hosting Vins Extraordinaires’s fine wine and cricket evenings. Years of experience watching the champagne corks fly at Lord’s and the many friendships I have built up with wine makers and consumers alike have proved that cricket and wine mix exceedingly well, so I hope that guests will indeed enjoy the combination of some fine and well-honed cricket stories alongside some fine and beautifully aged wines.”
David Gower OBE
The format is...
David will entertain guests with stories from his outstanding cricket career, as well as talking about his passion for fine wine
We will try five spectacular fine wines with David, including a “blind tasting” of something very special – can you guess what it is?
The event lasts approximately three hours
Our visitors get a great fine wine experience:
We can offer this fantastic experience at three venues, depending on the number of guests.
116 PALL MALL (IOD)
LORD’S CRICKET GROUND
Dinner packages are available at Lord’s – please enquire.
All packages are subject to availability.
Please contact us for prices and availability.
Who's David Gower?
David Gower is one of England’s greatest cricketers.
Matthew Engel described how “Gower always seemed to play the same – beautifully, until the moment he made a mistake. Sometimes, the mistake was put off long enough for him to play an innings of unforgettable brilliance. A left-hander with a strong top hand, Gower's strokes had a liquid, graceful feel: in an era of biffers, he was a caresser.”
David played 117 Test matches and scored 8,231 runs. He has an impressive record in First-Class cricket, accumulating 26,339 runs at an average of 40.08, with 53 centuries. He once held the record of 119 consecutive innings without registering a duck in Test cricket.
A highlight of his career was when he captained England to victory against Australia during the 1985 Ashes.
In July 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Following his retirement from cricket in 1993, David became a successful broadcaster. He is a cricket commentator with Sky Sports and he was one of the team captains on the popular BBC comedy sports quiz They Think It's All Over from 1995 to 2003.
David is a Patron of the David Shepherd Foundation, World Land Trust, Save the Rhino (WA), and Tusk. He is a Vice-President of the Nature in Art Trust.