Whaddya think?

OK so. First things first: I really hope you like the new look. Back when I started this whole thing I thought, instead of people calling me from the supermarket wine aisle on a Friday afternoon wailing ‘WTF DO I BUY?!’, I’ll post a couple of wine recommendations each week on a blog. Simple. But I also wanted you to be able to search for a wine exactly as you wished, whether that’s by shop, price, colour, style – whatever, on your phone from the wine aisle if you needed to. Now, you can do just that. Click on the ‘Wine Reviews’ tab along the top of the website and off you go! There are pictures of the labels, hopefully making the wines easier to find. And in ‘KM Loves’, a few other recommendations including glasses, decanters and other non-wine, non-essential but still very lovely things. Anyway, take a look around (glass in hand if poss) and in the meantime, more wine.

Current white in the fridge: Exquisite Collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2014

Price: £5.99 - Buy From Aldi

The thing about Chardonnay is that, as a grape, it’s a bit like a blank piece of paper. What it tastes like in the glass depends completely on where and how it’s made. This one’s deliciously curvy, ripe and round thanks to a ton of Australian sunshine, but lovely and fresh too. It’s a good one for roast turkey, btw.

Current red in the rack: Trizanne Signature Grenache/Shiraz 2013

Price: £7.49 - Buy From Waitrose

A really good South African red, based on a classic Rhone recipe where the Shiraz grape (or Syrah as it’s known in France) is blended with another red grape, Grenache. Made in the Swartland region, it’s loaded with pleasingly plushy bramble fruits and spice thanks to a bit of oak. Good with lasagne, happily.

36 Comments

  • Mrs R
    1 year ago

    One word: ACE! xx

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you, Mrs x

  • 1 year ago

    Bloody brilliant

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thanks Di x

  • 1 year ago

    Have always loved your blog, but love this new site and wine thingy – FAB!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Ah, thank you Trish!

  • Looks fab on my mobile. Would still like to yell across the aisle to you in the supermarket one day. Ha

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Would love that!

  • 1 year ago

    It looks so fab Helen! Love it. x

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you! x

  • Sarah Miles
    1 year ago

    Looking good…!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you (and LOVED the fancy dress outfit)!

  • Tiff
    1 year ago

    As always you have done an amazing job, love having you in my pocket at those crucial buying moments!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you, Tiff!

  • 1 year ago

    Love it!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thanks, Penny!

  • 1 year ago

    Hi Helen,
    Much more information, love the wine review section, nice job !

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Ah, thank you Dave. Much appreciated.

  • 1 year ago

    FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      THANK YOU THANK YOU

  • Love the new look & feel; well done you!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Ah, thank you!

  • Steph
    1 year ago

    I remember reading your book for the first time and back then could relate to the social events and what wine to take on so many levels, i just loved it…what you’ve done here with your website is another huge plus, love the blogs, love the videos, always so informative, down to earth with a great twist of class, just brilliant!!!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you so much Steph! Love that you love! Really appreciate your kind words x

  • Chiara Wilson
    1 year ago

    Tres posh 🙂

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Glad you like it!

  • 1 year ago

    Very nice indeed. And it works! Well done!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you me darlin! x

  • 1 year ago

    Even better than before! Well done. Just wish it popped into my inbox every day…!

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thanks, Helen!

  • 1 year ago

    Loving the new look

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you! Thrilled you like it.

  • 1 year ago

    There is a lot going on…I think like it 🙂

    • Helen McGinn
      1 year ago

      Thank you!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Hello Helen,
    I emailed you about my alcohol free G&T I make in Matlock last January hoping to help folk on dry January.
    I see today you have done an article on zero proof drinks.
    May I send you some of mine?
    http://Www.peakzeroproof.co.uk.
    Made in Matlock! Sold on our farmers markets and mail order!
    Hope to hear back,
    Best regards,
    Max Price
    Peakzeroproof

    • Helen McGinn
      3 weeks ago

      Of course, would love to! Have just emailed you.

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