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Wine Tasting: Rugby, Wine and Rankings

Remember the Rugby and Wine post we did a little while back for the International Wine Tasting that Ruarri at Grape Thinking is doing? (It's o.k. - click here for a refresher). Well my husband and I have been watching all of the Rugby World Cup warm-up games which have caused a little shift in the rankings.

The top 10 teams going into the Rugby World Cup 2007 will be:

#1: New Zealand
#2: Australia
#3: France
#4: South Africa

Argentina has been bumped down a notch by Ireland (ya!) but so sad for the world of wine tastings in our house... looks like we're stuck drinking from only four nations. :)

Well what about our wines from here in the States?

Listen, I dumped Argentina for being 5th. Don't even get me started on the United States and their pathetic showing in the warm ups when they lost 6-10 to Munster (yes like the cheese). They are ranking in at 15 but I'm not expecting great things this year as they show little knowledge of the basics of the game - not even looking when they pass and let's not talk about the simple kicks missed.

Therefore I pledge to not drink any American wine in the month of September despite it being California Wine Month (there Joe, feel better now about being a month early?). I will be drinking and reviewing wines from the top four until we're left with two.

Look for our reviews here and at Grape Thinking for more fantastic picks - they're going to actually be in Paris for the games. Too much.

2 comments:

Alastair Bathgate said...

And what about England? The reigning world champions might have slipped of any sane person's list of favourites, but at least our wines are improving.
A by product of global warming? Look out - Sussex is the new Burgundy.

The Wino Club said...

My comments on English wine are, well, actually I didn't even know you all made wine! I thought Germany was the most Northernly wine region? What types of wine is England producing because I haven't seen any imports here (although I'm going to have to look harder now)?

As far as their Rugby team, I do enjoy watching the Red Rose play. Tomorrow you and I will be going toe to toe in the second day of the World Cup so I guess we'll find out just how long my ban on American wines is going to have to last!

Although, I do have to cheer for Ireland you know. Sorry.