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Super Bowl vintage predictions II

Back in February of this year I postulated that the 2015 vintage (principally in Bordeaux) was going to rank as one of the greats before a berry had even ripened based on the result of a funny game they play in America, which I, inexplicably really, am a fan of.

This is a bit of a late reminder to everyone but already the headlines are rolling in, particularly from Bordeaux. “What I heard from Palmer, Rauzan-Segla and Margaux itself sounds magic,” one négociant has said but the news from Burgundy, Spain, Champagne and other regions appears equally positive.

It wasn’t much of a stretch I suppose, vintages ending in ‘5’ tend to be good for whatever reason but there are no absolutes with nature so it might have all gone terribly wrong – but it didn’t.

The final results aren’t in yet of course, they won’t be until all those tastings happen in the new year. Nonetheless, I’m reasonably confident that my little ‘Super Bowl Vintage Predictor’ is a mighty 2-0 so far, having also called the 2014 vintage as “solid” on the back of Super Bowl XLVIII, which it ultimately turned out to be.

Hurrah. Believe the hype everyone, good Super Bowls means good booze.

So what of this coming Super Bowl? Well, the season isn’t over yet but it’s proving a tough season to call. The Carolina Panthers are currently undefeated, the Patriots (boo hiss) were until they lost to the Denver Broncos last week but still stand at 10-1.

Pre-season favourites such as the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and others all find themselves injury-wracked and struggling to build a winning streak (although Seattle seem to be overcoming this).

I don’t know, sports fans. This one might be tough to call. See you in February for a bit more reckless speculation.

Oh yes, and you can remind yourself how all this weirdness started back in 2014, here.

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