I’m off to Vegas. For work. For four days. I know, I’m extremely lucky. I’ll have time to sit by a pool, do a spot of shopping, have grown up dinners and see a show (not Britney though, I checked). But the thing I am most looking forward to? A lie-in. After last week’s half term holidays, I think I might just be the only person going to Las Vegas for a rest. Still, the fake tan has been applied and the sequins packed. Oh, and the book club book. Rock and roll, baby.
Current white in the fridge: Pheasant Gully Semillon Chardonnay 2013, £7, M&S
This one’s all toasty oranges and lemons, made from a blend of the fashionably unfashionable (but really, when done well, rather lovely) Chardonnay and the widely misunderstood Semillon grape. The latter adds lime and texture to the blend. The former adds all round citrus deliciousness. Ripe, round and ruddy good with grilled chicken.
Current red in the rack: La Moneda Reserva Malbec 2012, £5 (normally £7), Asda
Sometimes, a wine comes along that makes you double check the price. This is one of those. Sent to me by the kind PR peeps at Asda, I tasted it for a possible barbecue feature in the paper, but I didn’t have room to include it. So I’m adding it here instead, because it really is bloody good for the money. From Chile, it’s thick with blackberry fruits and spice. And it was a dream with barbecued lamb (the one in Diana Henry’s new book, with the mint syrup).
Peace out, winos x