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SIRROMET RELEASES TWO WINES TO CELEBRATE THE JETSTAR GOLD COAST TITANS INAUGURAL SEASON
Queensland company Sirromet Wines has released two Jetstar Gold Coast Titans-themed wines featuring the signature of co-captain Scott Prince to celebrate the first year of its partnership with the National Rugby League club.
The wines, which display distinctive bottle labels with the Titans logo and printed reproductions of Prince's signature, are a 2005 Commemorative Shiraz and a 2006 Commemorative Unwooded Chardonnay, both from 100-percent Queensland fruit.
Prince believes the wines will prove popular with the club's supporters, and will make ideal Christmas gifts.
"I've tried both these wines and they are perfect for barbecues, and when families and friends get together over the festive season," said the 27-year-old former Queensland State of Origin and Test halfback.
"I'm sure we will see plenty of bottles in Christmas stockings - they are ideal gifts for our fans."
"I will be sending a couple of bottles myself to people I know at the (Brisbane) Broncos, just to remind them how we beat them at Suncorp (Stadium) this year!"
The Titans-themed wines are on sale as packs of six or 12 bottles. The six-pack costs $90, and the 12-pack 180 ($15 a bottle in both packs).
Sirromet owner and Gold Coast businessman Terry Morris said the Titans-themed 2005 Shiraz was aged in French and American oak for 12 months before bottling.
"The (2006) Unwooded Chardonnay is a popular wine style made to be consumed young, and shows lovely regional Queensland mineral influences," said Morris. "It's an excellent match with prawns and other seafood."
The wines can be purchased from Sirromet's Cellar Door at its headquarters at Mount Cotton, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast (Tel:
07 3206-2999). Mail order forms will be available on Sirromet's website (www.sirromet.com), the Titans website (www.titans.com.au), and at the club's Titanium Bar in Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise (Tel: 07 5538-9677).
Sirromet began its partnership with the Titans in March as the club's 'official wine pourage sponsor' for its opening three seasons in the NRL (2007-08-09). The sponsorship provides Sirromet with exclusive wine pourage rights at Titans home game club fixtures within the venue.
The Titans finished 12th in their debut NRL season in 2007, winning 10 of their 24 matches, including a 28-16 victory over the Broncos in April in front of 47,686 spectators at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. The club averaged 21,489 spectators at home games, second only to the Broncos among NRL teams.
"There is no doubt the Titans have been a wonderful success story, both on and off the field, and these two commemorative wines from Sirromet recognise the club's achievements," said Morris.