Articles from: August 5, 2011

The British Power Lifting Champion

Yep I know you’re thinking what the heck is this and what’s it got to do with wine.

Well staying with us this week and spending some valuable time getting to know about the wines of the Loire valley is Tony Cliffe and his wife Eleanor. What a lovely couple. They stayed with us two years ago on their honeymoon.

Well last Sunday Tony won The British Power Lifting Championship in Coventry. He’s agreed to send me over a photograph taken by Eleanor so I can post it on the blog.

We had a BBQ last night with Tony and Eleanor and four other guests. Eleanor has written a missive for the blog so here we are:

‘Le Manoir is very privaleged to welcome Eleanor and Tony Cliffe for the second time in two years. After an eventful four days of glorious sunshine and torrential rain, the Cliffes are embarking upon  a wine tour of the Saumur sparkling wine houses tomorrow (of which more tomorrow). Tony is the Briish Powerlifting Champion which he won last Sunday, so as well as being able to lift 7-8 Eleanors he may attempt to lift an oak barrel of sparkling Saumur wine of about 360 kg tomorrow during the tour.’       

 Watch this space!

I will report on our tour of the sparkling wine houses tomorrow.

In the meantime take a look at our website gfwine.co.uk to see the range of sparkling wines we have on offer at unbelievable prices. Cheers.