Retro: Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Lyon

A look back at Olympique Lyonnais’ second visit to Britain, in December 1967. Match Date: Wednesday 13th December 1967, K.O. 19:45.Venue: White Hart Lane, London.Competition: European Cup Winners’ Cup (Second Round, Second Leg) Just over six years after their first visit to the home of football, Olympique Lyonnais returned to England, touching down in London …

Tesco Lambrusco Rosso

Wine: Tesco Lambrusco Rosso Country: Italy Region: Emilia-Romagna Year: n/a Grapes: Lambrusco Bottle top: screw cap ABV: 5.5% Price: £2.75 Purchased: Tesco Rating: Tasting Notes This is one of the cheapest wines available from Tesco, so I bought a bottle to see what it’s like. Lambrusco is an Italian wine made from fermented grape must. …

Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc Country: Chile Region: Central Valley Year: 2020 Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc ABV: 12.5% Bottle top: screw cap Price: £7.50 Purchased: Tesco Rating: Tasting Notes The bicycle logo initially attracted me to this wine because, well, I like cycling. Fortunately, it turned out to be a decent wine that I’d be …

Benjamin Darnault Minervois

Wine: A.O.P. Minervois, Benjamin Darnault Country: France Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Year: 2019 Grapes: Grenache Bottle top: cork ABV: 13.5% Price: £9.99 Purchased: delivered by Naked Wines Rating: Tasting Notes This 2019 vintage of Benjamin Darnault’s Minervois red wine is yet another Naked Wines selection that doesn’t disappoint. Made in the far south of France, not far …

Scotland must have another indy ref

One of the major issues ahead of the Scottish Parliament election on the 6th of May 2021 is the ongoing question of Scottish independence from the rest of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to hold an advisory referendum on independence if her party …

Kimbao X

Wine: Kimbao X Country: Chile Region: Valle Central Year: 2019 Grapes: Merlot, Carignan, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot Bottle top: cork ABV: 14% Price: £14.99 Purchased: delivered by Naked Wines Rating: Tasting Notes This interesting blend of six different grape varieties was created by Constanza Schwaderer in the Central Valley region of Chile. The …

Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Isla Negra ‘Seashore’ Sauvignon Blanc Country: Chile Region: Central Valley Year: not supplied Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc / Pedro Ximénez ABV: 12% Bottle top: screw cap Price: £3.75 (50 cl bottle) Purchased: Tesco Rating: Tasting Notes This is one of the cheaper wines available in Tesco, although I mistakenly ordered a 50 cl bottle at …

Retro: Sheffield Wednesday 5-2 Lyon

A look back at Olympique Lyonnais’ first ever visit to Britain, in October 1961. Match Date: Wednesday 4th October 1961, K.O. 19:15.Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield.Competition: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (First Round, Second Leg) Nineteen Sixty One had already been a momentous year. John F Kennedy had been inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States, Yuri …

Wine Route Tempranillo Garnacha Rosé

Wine: Wine Route Tempranillo Garnacha Rosé Country: Spain Region: Valdepeñas Year: not supplied Grapes: Tempranillo & Garnacha ABV: 11.5% Bottle top: screw cap Price: £7 Purchased: Tesco Rating: Tasting Notes We got this wine as part of the Tesco Finest ‘dine in for £10’ meal deal, so it’s pretty good value considering it’s priced at …

Lyon hold on against Brest

Olympique Lyonnais survived a late onslaught by a tenacious Brest side to escape from Brittany with a scarcely deserved 3-2 win and return to top spot in Ligue 1 ahead of the remainder of the weekend programme, which affords title rivals Lille and PSG the opportunity to leapfrog them again when they face Lorient and …