It’s Over

By | April 17, 2007

A Cricket World Cup overshadowed by the death of Bob Woolmer is finally over. At least for England. It’s been over for India and Pakistan for a long time, leaving the big local derby to be England vs Ireland. Weird.

So here’s to South Africa. We had bottle of Inanda Gold Sparkling to wish them well, and commiserate with England’s dismal performance. I’d never had a sparkling wine from South Africa before and was pleasantly surprised.

The bubbles are small and persistent, forming a mousse that sticks around. It smells yeasty, making for a pleasant marmite on toast combo. It’s off dry with a creamy bubbliness. There’s lemon on the palate which works well with the marmite.

I enjoyed the Inanda more than the cricket today, and now I have to face the fact that I’ll be drinking Jacob’s Creek after the final.