This is a special charity project between Stuart McGuire and Domaine Treloar.
The wine is a special bottling of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and a touch of Carignan from the excellent 2008 vintage.
Please read Stuart's explanation below.
Wine gets people talking, either whilst enjoying a glass or about the wine itself. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer in May of this year I wanted to let people know that I was alright and that the cure rate for this disease, if caught early, is very high. I set up a website www.chateaumcguire.com and posted blogs of how I was progressing through my treatment. This proved rather popular and I believe people find it a simple, useful resource to help them understand testicular cancer better from a patient's perspective. Please check it out for yourself and let me know if there is any way I could improve the content.
Following my chemotherapy treatment I had several nights of insomnia,
and during these sleepless nights I had the idea to use wine to raise cancer
awareness. I envisaged the sale of a high quality wine raising money for
cancer charities, but not only that; the wine itself would become a catalyst
for discussion and help raise awareness of testicular cancer, and how early
diagnosis was critical for the high cure rate.
I first came across Domaine Treloar at Midsummer House, the 2 star Michelin restaurant, in Cambridge, England where I enjoyed the delights of the Treloar, One Block Muscat. Following my diagnosis, I contacted Jonathan* and explored the opportunities to team up on this venture. I quickly established that we both shared values: an interest to raise cancer awareness and a passion for quality wine.
For those that don't get round to checking out my blog, I completed treatment at the excellent St Luke's Cancer Centre in Guildford, and I am now in remission. I will be monitored over the course of the next 10 years and am grateful that the cure rate for testicular cancer is so high as a result of early diagnosis and the established treatment regiments.
I am eager for feedback on this venture, for the purchase of this fantastic wine. Most importantly I am eager for men to be aware and to check themselves and to encourage others to do so too. A guide on how to do so can be found as a link on my site.
I hope this gets you talking.
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