My mother is about to appear at the door with our supper. She doesn’t do this every night – that would make me lazy – but she lives a few doors down and her roast chicken always saves me whenever I’m husband-less and on the verge of morphing into a shouting nightmare. We’re going to watch the 9 o’clock drama on telly, she’ll ask annoying questions on the plot just when we really need to be listening. All is well with the world…
Champteloup Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2008, £6.19, Waitrose
Wines from the Loire Valley are mostly overlooked and under-rated. This is a delicious, crisp Sauvignon, with a delicate gooseberry flavour.
The red on the side is:
Cosme Palacio Rioja, 2006, £6 (normally £8.58), Tesco
Full-on blackcurrant and spice, seductively smooth. Lush (as in tastes, not makes me turn into a..).
Happy slumping x