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Current white in the fridge: Willing Participant Chardonnay 2012
Price: £11.99 - Buy From Tesco
I say it’s in the fridge. Actually, it’s all gone. It was fresh, slightly creamy, with a bit of vanilla. And definitely a twist of melon, man. It’s from the Yarra Valley in Australia’s Victoria wine region, where Chardonnay is a bit of a star along with the red grape Pinot Noir. Made by a producer called Innocent Bystander. Just right with a plate of fish & chips.
Current red in the rack: Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Primitivo
Price: £7.50 - Buy From Sainsbury's
Packs a punch, this one. When stateside, this grape goes under the name of Zinfandel. But as ever, everything sounds better in Italian. From Puglia’s Salento region, this is earthy in a good way. Think baked plum and blackcurrant fruits with a liberal sprinkling of spice. Needs food – really good with tomato-y pasta.