Please leave your answer, name and email address as a comment to this post. Competition live until Friday the 15th of August, the best answer wins a 6 pack of Italian wine worth around €80. Good luck!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wine Olympics Competition
Being the sporty gal I am, the Olympics are always of the utmost interest to me. Every four years I get caught up in the fervour of this aging athletes last chance, or that 13 year olds backward somersault, and, barring the yawn-some opening ceremony and Andy (get a haircut) Murrays limp out of the tennis competition, it's been a good games and especially for us Brits currently sitting 9th in the medal table.
One thing the Olympics do not inspire me to do is to drink more wine but the UKs gradual slide down the table probably will. The Olympics are the creme de la creme of sporting achievement and, being unhealthily obsessed with vino as I am, it led me to think, quite unnaturally, about which bottles our countries would send off to the Wine Olympics. I'm English, really we don't produce wine, we do produce some quite good act-chew-ally sparkling whites, but well, *muffled cough*. As I live in Italy, we would send the mighty Barolo to the Olympics and probably come in somewhere around 9th too.
Who would win the wine Olympics? Well, it would be Italy. Obviously. Not France. Italy.
What am I waffling on about? WELL. It's another competition of course, last month Mr Andrew won a 6 pack case of assorted Italian wines and I have another question for you to have a 2nd chance to win a case of wine.
Who would win the wine Olympics? The name of the wine and the country please and, even better, a reason for the answer.
Something like this:
B. di Montalcino of Italy would win gold but would later be disqualified for doping :)