#EnglandMagnum Auction @ClosCru to benefit The Central London Branch of the Samaritans
While Clos & Cru is acting as seller, we will be donating all profits above the bottle cost to the Central London branch of the Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372).
Central London Samaritans is the only emotional support service in London open round the clock, every single day of the year. Every year they receive over 100,000 calls for help from people who are struggling to cope. Their volunteers provide a safe space for people to talk about whatever’s troubling them. They listen. And they help people to work through their problems and find the strength to find solutions that work for them. More info here & how to bid here.
RICHARD JUHLIN ON 1966
– How special is the experience to drink mature champagne
There is nothing better when the maturity is combined with vital freshness. Often that is only granted with vinotheque bottles coming directly from the house.
– What he likes about the 1966 vintage
1966 is one of the greatest vintages ever. It is a quite light but super elegant vintage in the same style as 1979 and 1988. Most bottles are still fantastic but very rarely seen nowadays unfortunately.
– What he likes about Maison Jacquart
Jacquart has always been a very reliable champagne house witch offers splendid value for money in all categories. Even the luxiourus prestige cuvées with their elegant touch of coffee cost less than many regular vintage wines.
– Any memories he had of football being a good force for charity?
Tricky question. But I think football is giving more peace and pleasure on earth than anything else nowadays. Football is the most international language on this planet and all can afford it.
RICHARD JUHLIN ON JACQUART Today this is one of the largest Champagne producers, despite the fact that the cooperative is only fourty-five years old. When Robert Quantinet originally collected together a group of growers they produced 100,000 bottles. Today that figure is up to four million every year, and the cooperative, with more than 1800 members, controls over 2400 hectares from 60 villages in Marne. Just like Reims’ other cooperative, Palmer, they use the new 8,000-kilo presses at their ultra-modern plant. These well-made wines have a good name among critics. The quality of the grapes is good with an average rating of 96 percent on the cru scale. The winemaker is Florian Eznack. If you find 1990 Nominée in magnum do not hesitate to strike.
‘En mycket häftig och mysterieomsusad flaska. Vad är det för vin i magnumen egentligen? Baksidsetiketten har signaturer från nästan alla av de sällsynta VMhjältarna från 1966 och vinet är rikt, gammalt och fortfarande spänstigt med chokladtoner ihop med citrus.’
RICHARD JUHLIN ON 1966 JACQUART ‘MOSAÏQUE FOTBOLL ANNIVERSERY’
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THE 1966 ENGLAND WORLD CUP SQUAD
|1||GK||Gordon Banks||30 December 1937 (aged 28)||27||Leicester City|
|2||DF||George Cohen||22 October 1939 (aged 26)||24||Fulham|
|3||DF||Ray Wilson||17 December 1934 (aged 31)||45||Everton|
|4||MF||Nobby Stiles||18 May 1942 (aged 24)||14||Manchester United|
|5||DF||Jack Charlton||8 May 1935 (aged 31)||16||Leeds United|
|6||DF||Bobby Moore (captain)||12 April 1941 (aged 25)||41||West Ham United|
|7||MF||Alan Ball||12 May 1945 (aged 21)||10||Blackpool|
|8||FW||Jimmy Greaves||20 February 1940 (aged 26)||51||Tottenham Hotspur|
|9||MF||Bobby Charlton||11 October 1937 (aged 28)||68||Manchester United|
|10||FW||Geoff Hurst||8 December 1941 (aged 24)||4||West Ham United|
|11||FW||John Connelly||18 July 1938 (aged 27)||19||Manchester United|
|12||GK||Ron Springett||22 July 1935 (aged 30)||33||Sheffield Wednesday|
|13||GK||Peter Bonetti||27 September 1941 (aged 24)||1||Chelsea|
|14||DF||Jimmy Armfield||21 September 1935 (aged 30)||43||Blackpool|
|15||DF||Gerry Byrne||29 August 1938 (aged 27)||2||Liverpool|
|16||MF||Martin Peters||8 November 1943 (aged 22)||3||West Ham United|
|17||DF||Ron Flowers||28 July 1934 (aged 31)||49||Wolverhampton|
|18||DF||Norman Hunter||29 October 1943 (aged 22)||4||Leeds United|
|19||FW||Terry Paine||23 March 1939 (aged 27)||18||Southampton|
|20||MF||Ian Callaghan||10 April 1942 (aged 24)||1||Liverpool|
|21||FW||Roger Hunt||20 July 1938 (aged 27)||13||Liverpool|
|22||MF||George Eastham||23 September 1936 (aged 29)||19||Arsenal|