NCAA® March Madness® and Wine

Butler and 2006 J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot

Butler breakdown - Butler's 11 and 3 road record is proof positive that they know what it takes to win in a hostile environment, but it seems like the tournament selection committee might be the Bulldogs' fiercest enemy. As the number 22 team in the country, a nine seed seems more than a bit harsh. Do the math with me - 9 times 4 equals 36 - apparently Butler isn't considered to be one of the 30 best teams in the country. The team is extremely strong on the defensive end, but they'll need their young players to ignore postseason pressure and hit some threes to pull the mini-upset over LSU. After that, it's another true road game as they'll face UNC in Greensboro.

2006 J. Lohr Los Osos Merlot - Just like Butler this wine is underrated. Particularly since the movie "Sideways" the sales of Merlot in the US have taken a nose dive. Put your bias aside and dive into a glass of this. Bold, rich and full-bodied; ready to take on many traditionally more intense Cabernet Sauvignons.

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