Wine and football (the round type not the AFL type) aren’t usually two things that you see in the same sentence… Well they are in this case! And they turned out to be a winning combination for one lucky lad!
Claymore Wines, who have a three-year partnership with Liverpool Football Club in the UK, put together the 2016 ‘Liverpool Experience’ competition as an opportunity to toast said affiliation with the Football Club.
The prize included return economy airfares for two people to Manchester UK, airport transfers, three nights’ accommodation in Liverpool, a behind-the-scenes tour of Anfield and tickets to the home match between Liverpool FC and Stoke City on Sunday 10 April all valued at more than $6,000. Pretty epic, huh?!
Well the competition has since ended (sorry folks) and the winner has been announced as Andrew Hage. He was selected in a random draw by Claymore Wines and has decided on taking his fiancé Simone Roberts on an early honeymoon in April to celebrate their win. What a man.
So why Liverpool Football Club? Well Proprietor of Claymore Wines, Anura Nitchingham said the relationship with LFC is a combination of his personal affiliation with the Club, and his professional business with Claymore Wines.
Anura said “Whilst Andrew is not yet a Liverpool FC fan, he certainly shares our passion for great wine. We’re thrilled that our first winner has turned out to be such an avid and long term supporter of Claymore Wines”.
“The wine club has grown in excess of 100 active members who were all automatically eligible for the competition. We hope to continue to grow our loyal fan base for Claymore Wines and Liverpool FC,” he said.
And Andrew, well he is very excited to be taking his fiancé Simone Roberts, originally from Manchester UK, on an early honeymoon as the couple were in the process of planning their nuptials for this September.
“Simone and I extremely excited about our up and coming adventure to the UK and still floating in the clouds from winning the prize,” Andrew said.
“Both Simone and I are still very shocked about winning this amazing prize but we are also very grateful to both the Liverpool FC and Claymore Wines for this opportunity,” he said.
The Claymore Wine Club annual ‘Liverpool Experience’ competition is a way for their members to share in their passion for wine, music and football.
Each year all active Claymore Wine Club members are eligible for the chance to win a trip for two to Liverpool UK – the home of the Beatles, a burgeoning food & wine scene and of course the Liverpool Football Club.
The next competition period has now started and will run until February 2017. For more info head here.