Footnotes World Cup Edition

A newsletter from the team at Nardone Baker Wines        WORLD CUP Edition 006   July 2006

AUSTRALIAN SOIL ... European Heritage


Socceroos make history! 

The ResultsIt was a long wait between drinks, so to speak, for the Australian football (soccer) team, known as the Socceroos.

The last time the team made the World Cup was in 1974. Thirty-two years later, Australia has not only broken the drought and made it onto the world stage, but the team has made it into the second round.

Despite the team's controversial loss to Italy due to a questionable penalty in the final minutes of the elimination final, our players are being hailed as heroes for their record-breaking efforts.

The spirit the players showed, always performing under the pressure of being underdogs, emulated some of the virtuous characteristics that Aussies hold dear - playing hard, playing fair, and never giving up.

As a result of Australia's performance in Germany, soccer has a much brighter future down under.

Although soccer has long been played in Australia, it has always been in the shadow of four major sports - Australian Rules Football, Rugby League, Cricket and Tennis.

However, our fledgling national soccer league has been building momentum over the last few years and, on the back of the Socceroos' achievements at the World Cup, the scene is now set for soccer to muscle confidently onto Australia's sporting stage and share the limelight.

Australia wishes all the best to Italy and the remaining teams, as they contest the title of football's 2006 World Cup.

Another medal win for Nardone Baker wine Nardone Baker scores another medal

Another wine from the Nardone Baker family has won a major prize in an international competition.

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to reveal details yet.

We can tell you the competition was the Decanter World Wine Awards.

We can tell you that the product was a red wine.

But the rest must wait until after the official awards dinner, in our next issue of Foot Notes (NB News).

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Daily/Weekly drink of wine helps men/women
Enjoy wine for your healthIT SEEMS that it now makes sense to drink a toast to your health, after a Danish study found that men and women benefit from drinking wine.
According to the study of 50,000 people - which is a very large sample - men who drink wine daily had a 41% reduced risk of coronary heart disease and women who drank weekly had a 36% reduced risk of heart disease.
Professor Morten Gronbaek's team from the Danish National Institute of Public Health found that men needed to drink daily to benefit from wine consumption, while women could have a glass of wine weekly or daily for the same net result
The results of the study have been published in the British Medical Journal and researchers are keen to point out that the findings do not justify heavy drinking.
During the six year study, men drank an average of 11 glasses of wine per week and women drank an average of five-and-a-half. Participants were aged 50 to 65.
The team at Nardone Baker Wines welcomes the findings and echoes the call for people to enjoy wine in moderation. 

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A toast to Nardone Baker Wines

Ronald McDonald House thank youFrank and Anna Nardone accepted a thank you certificate from Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide recently, for Nardone Baker Wines' support of the children's charity.
Chair of the Ronald McDonald House Board, Chris Baker, left, made the presentation to Frank and Anna at a special ceremony in North Adelaide.
Nardone Baker sponsors the annual Ronald McDonald Ball in its role as exclusive wine sponsor and the donation of gift packs for auction on the night.
"Frank and Anna have always been very supportive of Ronald McDonald House," said Chair, Chris Baker.
"For the last two years, they have supported the House with their wine sponsorship, and before that they have always supported the House in other ways.
"In fact, I can't remember them ever missing a Charity Ball," he said.
Nardone Baker Wines will again sponsor the Ronald McDonald House Charity Ball as exclusive wine sponsor.
Last year's event raised more than $90,000. This year's event will be on Saturday, October 28, at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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