Author: Choccy

The road back to fitness starts here

It’s the new year, the holiday period is over and, like many people, my thoughts have turned to getting fit. I’ve put on a fair bit of weight recently and being in my mid forties, it’s probably going to be hard to shift. Middle-age spread has started and it needs to be stopped. Until about […]

Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc Country: Australia Region: South Australia Year: 2020 Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc ABV: 10.5% Bottle top: screw cap Price: £6.50 Purchased: Tesco Rating: Tasting Notes I found this to be a fairly average white wine. There’s nothing particularly bad about it, but there’s nothing to make it stand out either. Hailing from […]

Wine Route Chardonnay

Wine: Wine Route Chardonnay Country: Spain Region: Valdepeñas Year: not supplied Grapes: Chardonnay ABV: 12% 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 £7 if bought alone, […]


Wine: Embeleso Country: Spain Region: Rioja Year: 2017 Grapes: Tempranillo Bottle top: cork ABV: 13.5% Price: £13.99 Purchased: delivered by Naked Wines Rating: Tasting Notes This is a lovely smooth red wine produced by Gorka Etxebarria in the Rioja region of Spain. It’s a crianza, which means that it has been aged for at least […]

Mirandés 1-2 Athletic Club

Athletic Club finished their preparations for the new season with a win against newly promoted Segunda Division side Mirandés at the Estadio Anduva. Aritz Aduritz and Unai Núñez were on the scoresheet for Athletic in the 18th and 51st minutes respectively and Brazilian striker Matheus Aias, who is on loan from Watford, pulled one back […]

AS Roma 2-2 Athletic Club

Coach Gaizka Garitano sent out a strong line-up for the heavyweight friendly match against Italian outfit AS Roma as Athletic Club made their final overseas voyage of this pre-season programme. The starting XI of Unai Simón, Capa, Yeray, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri Berchiche, Dani García, Unai López, Muniain, Raúl García, Córdoba, Williams could give a strong […]

Racing 2-1 Athletic Club

Athletic Club suffered a first defeat of their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 reversal to Racing of Santander at El Sardinero. None of the outfield players who had started the previous day’s match against West Ham featured in this encounter, although goalkeeper Herrerin and some of the substitutes did double up with this one. Athletic […]