NCAA® March Madness® and Wine

Illinois and 2005 Terrabianca Campaccio

Illinois breakdown - Illinois' obvious strength is defense. They've held teams under 57 points per game and their help defense forces opponents to hit shots with a defender in their face. But we wonder whether that stifling defense would have held up in the Big East or ACC, and the Illini don't have many impressive out of conference wins. The obvious weakness here is scoring - the team averaged only 64 points per game and scored fewer than 37 points in losses to Minnesota and Penn State.

2005 Terrabianca Campaccio - No question about it, the 2005 Terrabianca Campaccio is a robust and delicious wine that joins the rustic quality of a good Chianti with the bold fruit of a California Cabernet. Just like Illinois though, you wonder if it is still as strong a wine when you leave it's immediate category. $35 isn't cheap, and there are a lot of Cabernet blends that cost less.

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