Danny Corcoran – A Life in Sport and Wine Lunch

$120.00 per person
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1:00 pm Saturday,
September 22, 2018 - September 22, 2018


PWS Bank Street


If you follow sport in this State – and let’s face it who doesn’t – then you’ll have come across the name Danny Corcoran. To say he has been one of the most significant sports administrators in the AFL and athletics history would be an understatement.

From 1990-1995 he was Football Operations Manager at Essendon Football Club before moving to Melbourne FC from 1998-2003; each period coinciding with significant on-field success. In 2004 he moved from the AFL to become CEO of Athletics Australia before resigning in 2010 to become the inaugural General Manager of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union franchise. The final stanza at the highest level of sports admin was a return to Essendon where the controversy surrounding the sports supplements saga saw him retire a few years ago.

This is all pretty well-known stuff for the average sports fan but what many of you won’t know is that Danny is a passionate wine man as well and in recent times he’s been a valuable member of staff at PWS. Much to our disappointment, he’ll soon move on to begin a new wine bar venture in his native Sandringham. Before he goes though we asked him to curate a set of wines to go with a Bellota lunch and talk about his life in sport and wine.

I have to say we’re pretty excited to host this lunch. Danny is a charming and engaging speaker and his breadth of understanding of the Australian sporting landscape over decades gives him a unique viewpoint.

Places to lunch are limited so please book early if you would like to reserve your place.

Confit quail, ricotta, pecorino, crostini
Bellenda Sei Uno Prosecco OR Peroni

Grilled Cotechino, Madeira braised lentils, mostarda di frutta, walnuts
San Filippo Rosso di Montalcino 2016

Flank steak, Portabello mushroom ragu, soft white parmesan polenta
Duemani Altrovino (Merlot/Cab Franc) 2015

Aged Pecorino
Antinori Tignanello 2015

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