jamie goode's wine blog: City vs. Fulham and a delicious cheap red

Saturday, December 06, 2008

City vs. Fulham and a delicious cheap red

Went to see Man City play Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon. Located on the bank of the River Thames opposite Putney, Fulham's ground is pretty, compact and really easy to get to, and it's one of the away games I try to catch each year.

Despite the lunchtime kick-off, there was time for a couple of pre-match beers, and then City scored early on to lift the travelling support. The home fans were almost silent. Fulham pulled one back after half-an-hour, and from then on it was pretty much a stalemate. Both sides were well organized, worked hard and kept their shape. A draw was a fair result, but it wasn't a memorable game.

Would have been nice to have seen Robinho play, but he was injured. I don't think City will win the premiership this year.

One impressive cheap Italian red to report on. It's Il Faggio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007, put together by Liberty Wines and available in Asda at 5.99. Masses of sweet, focused blackberry and raspberry fruit with some spiciness and lovely purity. Robust, modern and savoury - and tastes like a 10 wine. The only slight downside is there's just a hint of rubbery reduction, but it's really quite delicious.

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At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't think City will win the premiership this year."


At 8:56 AM, Blogger Pablo Lastorta said...

Hardluck about the game, City has a lot of work ahead of them. Signing Robinho helped greatly for City, but they need a start building a deeper roster. All in all you can't beat that afternoon: Pre-game Beer, Premiership Football, and then a nice red to top it off!! Hey if next weekend against Everton, City comes out on top, you got to finish off with a Malbec! What do you say :-) !!!!



At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"put together" sounds quite ominous!

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You probably won't be able to enjoy it next year, as Fulham are heading for the drop.

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Dan Coward said...

If Man City were a wine, what would they be...?

Something from Michel Rolland - shiny and rich?

I'm thinking my West Ham are probably something from the Fosters stable...

At 2:10 PM, Blogger jack said...

Went to pick up a bottle of this (I work next to an Asda), and it was on the shelf at 7.20, not 5.99. Is this store variation, Jamie, or is something afoot?

At 1:44 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Dan, no way! At least, not yet.

Jack, it's 5.99 in my local Asda. Dunno where the 7.20 comes from. I'll ask around.

At 1:45 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

quite agree, just wish there were more 3pm saturday kick offs these days - City have only had one this season so far!

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Jack said...

Strangely enough it's 7.05 on their website. A shame, as I was planning to buy a couple of cases for a party I'm having (her indoors has limited me to a 6 budget limited on wine!).
See here: http://tinyurl.com/64s64v


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