Thursday, 12 February 2009

Half time round-up: England 22 - 6 Italy

It may have passed some of you by but the Six Nations started on Saturday with England playing Italy at Twickenham. This was a lazy and unimpressive start by the once mighty World Champions, but three first half tries hid England's blushes. Their lack of form was, thankfully, overshadowed by a shambolic Italian decision to put their fine open-side flanker Bergamasco in at number nine.

Sainsburys £5.99 (tasted 18.xii-'08 but drunk frequently)

100% cortese grapes deliver a pale lemon yellow wine which shows light citrus lemon and lime on the nose. A dry wine with medium acidity, no tannins, and a light body. Green apples alongside the citrus notes peak through the short length. It was good for me as I was thirsty, but something with a little more depth to distract me from the rugby would have helped.

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