No, this is not about Bond. But it is about secrets and at the moment I’ve got – count them – three. That’s three things that people have told me and then said I’m not to tell anyone (yet). And they are all really good secrets, which makes it even harder, because when I’ve got a good secret, I want to tell everyone. Seriously, I am really bad at keeping good secrets. Back in the days when my friends were getting pregnant, I silently panicked when someone said ‘hey great news, but don’t tell anyone yet…early days…’ because I knew that I would be bursting to share the good news, but I couldn’t because it wasn’t mine to share. But this time, it is my good news to share. I just can’t share it yet. Ooh, I feel better already.

Current white in the fridge: Tesco Finest Darling Sauvignon Blanc 2011, £6 on offer,
I don’t drink enough South African wine, I think because I naturally gravitate to/get distracted by other countries before I get to the South African shelf. But whenever I do get there, and I find a good one, I think note to self: buy more South African wine. This one, apart from the obviously brilliant name, is a super-bright Sauvignon Blanc from the Western Cape region. Fresh, lively and pure, with more than a whiff of freshly cut grass about it. This week’s fridge-door white, darling. 

Current red in the rack: Beyerskloof Pinotage 2010, £7.99, Sainsbury’s
Like buses, two come along at once. Another South African, this one is big, bold and strangely beautiful. It is what you get when you cross the Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes. Yes, Pinotage is their love-child. And it is a bit of a marmite grape – love or loathe, takes no prisoners kinda thing – but if you like spicy, rich reds with a bit of earthiness about them, definitely give this one from Stellenbosch a go. It does need food, or can be quite chewy. Just sayin’. 

Sshhh x

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  1. I love secrets and am surprising good at keeping them, possibly because I forget I was ever told them in the first place. Too much wine?

  2. Beyerskloof pinotage, love that wine. Drank it on my honeymoon, drank it ever since.

  3. For the price this is certainly not a wine to be overlooked. South African SB's often are quite dry, but I found this one quite soft on the palate, I dont know about you?

    Very casual writing style. Would love to guest post for you at some point. 🙂

  4. is there a fourth in the works? You have to tell now!

  5. Pinotage – loathe!

  6. I love your blog-it (nearly)always makes me smile-if not laugh. And the whole "secrets"thing is just there to keep me hooked! I love a secret. AAAAAAAAAA
    PS so please it's not a fourth though-you surely can't stay "knackered" forever.

  7. So what is it? Am desperate to know. Is it book related? Are all three related to you? I too am terrible with secrets, but terrible with other people who have secrets too! I just bug them til they tell me! See you on twitter!

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