World Cup update – what was I thinking?

HEY – my theory just picked 3 out of the first 4 group winners. You thought that picking your World Cup winners based on each countries wine production was silly? Consider the following …

Pool A  FranceOOPS didn’t win a game – maybe 2010 was a disfunctional vintage 

Pool B winner ArgentinaCORRECT go ahead and buy some Fuzion, see if I care

Pool C winner USACORRECT American wine is more than Ernest & Gallo white zinfandel

Pool D winner GermanyCORRECT and I have one word for you – Gewürztraminer [ɡəˈvʏɐtstʁaˈmiːnɐ] (please say that in your best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice – or just say Bastian Schweinsteiger if you like)


My theory did pick 5 of 8 pool winners in the end.  It was always a long shot for Portugal to beat Brazil’s soccer genius – the Dutch are the best drinkers in their pool – Spanish wine is my favorite, thankyou for winning your pool – and Italy?… I don’t even know where to begin.  Let’s just hope that your wines age better than your aging national team.

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