Saturday, June 26, 2010

Game On: The Rules

It sucks living with a scientist. Many Cypriot wives nag about the lack of help they receive at home or the fact that they do not own a classic Louis Vuitton handbag or a BMW X5. The Wife, Ph.D., however, has been complaining non-stop about my wine-and-football experiment's methodological flaws. "What are your dependent and independent variables? What about the control group? Do you have a hypothesis?" Blah, blah, blah and so on.

The only true reason I designed these football-themed tastings (and the blog, to be honest with you) is to provide me with a valid excuse to uncork a bottle on a school night or too early in the afternoon. Yeah, go ahead and call me an alcoholic. In any case, to please the woman's scientific obsessive compulsiveness and rest my ears, here are some ground-rules:

z. One bottle per match. We wouldn't want to end up drunk and REALLY enjoying ourselves.

y. Only The Wife Ph. D., and myself will be involved in each tasting. My fancy friends are not reliable enough at this stage of the gig.

x. The white and rose will be consumed at our beach house (that's how us pimps roll) while the red and sweet at home. Light snacks will be served.

w. Each tasting will be graded on a 1-to-5 scale, 5 being the equivalent of Maradona's slalom-like goal against England in 1986 and 1 a romantic dinner date at Taco Bell with Bulgaria's Trifon Ivanov.

v. We have no control whatsoever over the quality of the matches. We simply hope the knock-out stages will provide us with some much needed drama. And we do understand this will influence our judgment but, hey, we just want to guzzle fermented grape juice.

First Tasting: June 26, US of their A vs. Ghana
Wine: 2009 Kyperounda Petritis Xynisteri (white)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

In defense of the wife PhD, the ground rules help. As a participant in the first wine tasting session and simply clueless when it comes to describing wine, guidelines as to how and what to look for a in wine also help. So yes, I'm in favor of the scientific method 'cause you can enjoy the aftermath of alcohol while we become wine connoisseurs. Give us an incentive Mateo...after all we're Cypriots...not the heaviest drinkers you've ever met!

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