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2014 marks the third year of Champagne Pol Roger and Glenfarclas Whisky’s sponsorship of the Varsity Match, which has been the focus of Oxford and Cambridge rivalry since 1872. The 133rd contest takes place on Thursday, December 11th at Twickenham Stadium. Both Pol Roger and Glenfarclas remain fiercely independent and unrivalled in their reputation for quality, values synonymous with the tradition of the Varsity Match.
This year, to mark the 100 year anniversary since the beginning of the First World War, the match will be dedicated to the 27 Oxford Blues and 28 Cambridge Blues who lost their lives in World War 1.
Champagne Pol Roger has been a longstanding supporter of the healthy competition between these two exceptional institutions; Pol Roger is also the official sponsor of the Varsity Blind Wine Tasting Match, now in its 62nd year, and sponsor of the Varsity Real Tennis and Rackets match as well as both the Oxford and Cambridge Real Tennis Clubs. Thus, the iconic Varsity Match represents a fitting extension of this ongoing support.
Glenfarclas Whisky remains in family hands; since 1865 the family have been wedded to producing a range of outstanding Speyside Single Malts. George Grant, 6th generation family-member and Glenfarclas Sales Director, comments “We are delighted to support such a prestigious sporting occasion that has long been the benchmark of amateur sporting achievement. We look forward to celebrating with a dram or two of Glenfarclas!”.