Sunday, June 13, 2010

2010 World Cup Of Wine

To celebrate the 2010 World Cup of Soccer in South Africa we are hosting a few nation VS. nation competitions of our own, of the wine variety, of course. There are a number of the world's major wine producing nations competing in "The Finals" and each time they meet we will have their wines compete head-to-head. Themes have been chosen for each match-up to create a judgeable context.

Wines will be judged on:

Complexity (Nose)
Complexity (Palate)
Food Friendly
Concentration of Flavours
Expression of Terroir
Value - Wines must be under $25

The Schedule

Round Robin stage:
Match 1: Sunday, June 13th
Countries: Germany VS. Australia
Theme: Riesling

Match 2: Sunday, June 20th
Countries: Italy VS. New Zealand
Theme: Refreshinging Whites

Match 3: Tuesday, June 22nd
Countries: France VS. South Africa
Theme: Syrah

Match 4: Friday, June 25th
Countries: Chile VS. Spain
Theme: Rosé

Round of 16 stage:

Match 5: Tuesday, June 29th
Countries: Spain VS. Portugal
Theme: Tempranillo


Match 6: Saturday, July 3rd
Countries: Germany VS. Argentina
Theme: Aromatic Whites


Match 7: Wednesday, July 7th
Countries: Spain VS. Germany
Theme: Budget Whites ($10)

The Final

Match 8: Sunday, July 11th
Countries: Holland VS. Spain
Theme: Beer

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