2 July, 2020

Balotelli – black Italians exist

previously published in Hard Gras no. 88 Exactly a year ago, I also stood in front of Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma on a Tuesday morning. I […]
2 July, 2020

A day at Loftus Road

Previously published in Hard Gras number 69 Now that everything is over and Flavio is no longer allowed to stay among the pit cats, I can […]
2 July, 2020

World champion

Death and football WORLD CHAMPION door Sander de Vaan (eerder gepubliceerd in Hard Gras nr. 74) Vrijdag 2 juli 2010, kwartfinale. Ik ga met mijn hand door het […]

Sander de Vaan


Sander de Vaan is director of expansion of a Spanish company and writer / journalist. He has published all kinds of articles and interviews on wine, football, cycling, music, cinema, literature and Spain, mainly in the Netherlands (NRC, De Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland, Trouw, Hard Gras, Hollands Maandblad, etc.), Germany (Die Welt, Kicker), Spain (Diario-16, El País) and a dozen other countries in Europe, Asia and America.
In the Netherlands he has published 2 books of poetry (Plunder de Dag and Bal zoekt Man). Several of his poems have been selected for important anthologies (among others, from Amnesty International). In addition, she is the author of a book on the Southeast of Spain (Zuidoost-Spanje) and a guide to wines from Spain (Wijngids Spanje).
Its 2021 wine calendar will appear shortly, with the participation of all kinds of experts and wine lovers worldwide (Wijnscheurkalender 2021).

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Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson.