Roll Up, Roll Up

I planned to do a KMWC wine surgery film tonight but, after Vegas, my eyes are like piss holes in the snow (to coin one of my mother’s favourite sayings). So we’ll leave that for next week. Instead, I have a rather excellent giveaway. As you know (unless you’re new here, in which case, welcome *passes glass*) those kind people behind Camp Bestival asked me to do a wine tasting at this year’s event. And amazingly, they’ve converted a 1970s tourer into a wine parlour from which the wines will be served. I know! Anyway, they’ve only gone and given me a family ticket for the festival worth up to £842 to give away. Crowned Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards, headline acts include Basement Jaxx and James (oh, sit down). Other acts include Sinéad O’Connor and Laura Mvula, and Boy George is doing a DJ set! For the children, there’s Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain: Part II, Mr Tumble and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday Takeover among others. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a Camp Bestival Family Ticket* is leave a comment either here on the blog or on the KMWC facebook page (click here) including the words ‘Roll Up, Roll Up’. Then we’ll do names in a hat, as usual. In the meantime, wine.

Current sparkling in the fridge: Tesco Finest Prosecco, £8.99, Tesco
Earlier, Flossie Teacake asked, via twitter, for a Prosecco recommendation. So Flossie *puts on DJ voice* this one goes out to you. Made by a great producer called Bisol, it’s frothy, lemon-sheberty and above all, a really happy, uncomplicated drink. Made from the Glera grape in the Veneto region, in northern Italy. Prosecco doesn’t need to be expensive but it does need to be fresh. And this one’s fresh as a daisy. Ideal party material, just make sure it’s served really chilled otherwise it doesn’t refresh as it should.  

Current red in the rack: Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir 2011, £16.97, Asda
Given my post-Vegas state, tonight was always going to be lo-fi. And so it was, with a bowl of left-over chilli covered in grated cheese and not one but two instalments of Made In Chelsea to catch up on. And a glass of this red hot Chilean Pinot Noir, made from grapes grown in the cool Casablanca Valley. It’s then aged in oak (so you’d hope, with a name like 20 Barrels) so added to the redcurrant and raspberry fruit is a toasty, spicy edge. Not cheap, but really good value for such a smart Pinot. 

Peace out, winos x

*Family ticket is 2 x adult tickets plus up to 4 children in general camping. For more information go to

1.  Competition closes on 17th June 2014 at 11.59pm.
2. The prize draw is open to any UK resident over the age of 18.
3. My mother will pick out a name at random and her decision is final (it’s her hat). 
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  1. Roll Up, Roll Up! Sounds fab – we'd love it! x

  2. Roll Up, Roll Up! Fingers and toes crossed! Elinor x

  3. Roll up, roll up (pick me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeas)

  4. Roll Up, Roll Up, Would love to go to a festival. Thanks, Irene

  5. Roll Up, Roll Up – a fab prize and I'd love to go!

  6. Clare Norman

    Roll Up, Roll Up to Bestival and Knackered Mum's wine tasting.

  7. Roll up, roll up! And then roll me away from the wine tasting 😉

    Fab comp!

  8. Roll up, roll up! Knackered Bestival Goers! I love KMWC!

  9. Roll up, roll up …… I have never been to a festival …. will I need wine? 🙂

  10. Roll up, Roll up! That would be amazing!

  11. Roll up roll up! We love an awesome festival experience as a family ♥

  12. Roll up, roll up – would love to try and get my husband to this!

  13. Roll up Roll up. Id love to take my family , roll up our sleeves and have fun

  14. Roll up roll up! and a special shout out to Bestival for realising that some people have more than two children. Well done them!

  15. Roll up, roll up and some joint you'll see
    its fun, its fab ( and actually weed free!)….

  16. Bugger! I've just looked at the dates 4-7th Sept and my kids a)back at school and b) I'm cooking a Sunday church lunch for 60 as my annual Saintly act!

  17. Roll up roll up! (I love that) we would so love to go this year. Great competition

  18. Roll up Roll Up! A lovely festival with my daughter? Yes please xx

  19. Roll up Roll up! Would love to lose our Festival virginity to the best 😉

  20. Roll up Roll up! Please pick me out of your lovely hat Helen's Mummy! x

  21. Roll up Roll up! PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Taki Austin

    Roll up Roll up! Fingers crossed. Great blog by the way!! x

  23. Roll up Roll Up. This would be great with my kiddies xx

  24. Can't wait to crack open your bubbly recommendation! Thanks! Roll Up, Roll Up

  25. roll up roll up,,, hopefully I'll get to go this year. Want to do it before the kids get too old to want to keep me company.

  26. Roll up, Roll up and chin chin to the summer ya'll.

  27. Roll up, roll up: the wine is flowing, and with Knackered Mother's help, I'll be going, to join a circus – the Camp Bestival kind, where me and my family can relax and unwin(e)d!

  28. Roll up roll up woo hoo the summer has arrived and how amazing it would be to party with the kids at camp bestival the greatest show on earth ��

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