I thought I knew how jinxes work. I thought you could give the other team the evil eye with superficial gestures. Thus I decided to jinx Milan by opening an Italian wine on the evening of the Championship League half-finals.
But jinxes have their own logic and those gestures I mentioned? They can't be feigned. Opening an Italian wine can only jinx an Italian team if I'm rooting for it. So, the jinx bounced back at me and Manchester was creamed 3-0 and we have a replay of the 2005 finals later this month.
San Felice, Vigorello, 1999
Quite a nose: intense yet nuanced aromas of black and red fruits, mint, pine trees, saddle leather and vanilla in the background. Full bodied, yet balanced and relatively elegant. A complex finish that is bitter, minerally, spicy and mouldy all at once. Ready to drink but has a few years left.
The Vigorello is a Super Tuscan, half Cabernet and half Sangiovese, imported to Israel by Zamir. I don't know what the current price is.
PS. I think Milan will win, though they must be thinking, "oh, no, not again".