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Watch Paul the Octopus pick a World Cup winner while I pick the wine


Picking the World Cup winner may be difficult for most, but for an octopus that seems to  have amazing foresight its just a matter of laying his tentacle on the winning team . Paul the Octopus is an remarkable mollusk and his oracle like properties have allowed him to pick the last four rounds of the World Cup.
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Currently  Paul has his tentacle on Germany for Saturdays matchup; Germany versus Argentina.  Most odds makers have their bets on Argentina for the win. For your  information Paul also  lives in an aquarium in Germany.

I actually have no idea who will win, nor will I make a guess, but will pick some Argentinean wines (for Argentina, in case they win) with some Calamari like pasta, ala Chef E (for the German Mollusk, in case Germany wins).

Great Argentinean wines for your World Cup viewing pleasure:

  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza  Sleek, polished and alluring with mocha and raspberry. Less than $20. 91 points Wine Spectator
  • Alto Malbec Argentina 3 Reserve 2006 86 Wine Spectator points. Juicy blackberry and raspberry fruit with some toast. 90 point Wine Spectator $20
  • Luigi Bosca Malbec Reserva 2007 (WS 90 pts, 88 pts WA)
  • Finca La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon 2008: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cheers! Adrienne

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