England take on Ecuador today and the English newspapers will no doubt be disappointed in their performance no matter what they do.
If you want to experience disappointment try Biddenden’s ‘ Gribble Bridge’ Schonberger 2004. It’s made in Kent so it’s English regional wine. I tried it ahead of today’s game. It’s pale to the point of transparency, with vague grape aromas. It’s dry and overly acidic. As for taste, I really struggled to identify anything at all. I left it for a while hoping oxygen may help. It did a little, with some green apple and a little lemon coming through. It’s worth serving it at cellar temperature rather than chilled to get some flavour. My drinking companion described it as being “a bit like a cheap own brand version of Ame”.
It’s 11% alcohol, so quite light, but not easy drinking as that’s all you can taste.
I hope England’s football performance is better. I’ll be drinking wine from elsewhere in Europe.