Rugby drinks

Mix and match

It's quarter-finals time and things are heating up. See how your team drinks match up to each other

South Africa vs Wales

They've both played a good game so far, but this is anyone's match. South Africa got beat by Japan after all, yet Wales have never got past the quarter-final stage in the world cup. If you're rooting for South Africa, then have a glass of the Chocoholic Pinotage on hand. Whether you're washing down victory or defeat, you'll be remind how good the Saffas are at making wine. If you're in the Wales camp, release some of the tension with a tipple of Penderyn Welsh Single Malt. An award winning whiskey from Wales' only distillery, it's matured in Bourbon and Madeira casks, and has a flavour almost as complex as expectations around this game.

New Zealand vs France

The All Blacks have displayed some stunning field work and are pipped to win by many, but are they too confident going into this match with the French? Cheer on our boys in black with a classic Kiwi lager, Speight's Gold Medal Ale. Or, if you fancy switching your allegiances to the European side, enjoy a glass of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut champagne.

Ireland vs Argentina

There's nothing like a Bailey's Irish Cream, with its smooth Irish dairy cream and whiskey flavours, mixed with the sweetness of a little chocolate and vanilla, to help you relax. Serve over ice to keep your cool while watching this match. Or if you're holding out for a bit or Argie-bargy, then indulge in the national favourite Medio y medio, half white wine and half sparkling wine. 

Australia vs Scotland

Our cousins across the ditch have played well so far; let's help them celebrate this big game with a classic Aussie big red. Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz connects berry and spice characteristics with a subtle oak. Unless of course you've got Scottish roots, in which case it must be time to crack open the Johnnie. Don't skimp now; this could be your last chance to raise a dram to this team. Make it a Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the classic, historic Walker blend that's been around for over 100 years.

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