Lots of you have been kind enough to tell me that you find the new wine search function on the website useful (‘THIS WILL CHANGE MY LIFE’, said one, brilliantly). Then, this morning, a friend showed me how she’s downloaded the Search Wine bit to her phone home screen, taking her straight to the wine reviews when she’s in the wine aisle. So clever! Here’s how you do it.
Looking at the website on your phone, tap on FIND WINE NOW! at the top, taking you to the page shown below. Click on the middle button at the bottom of the screen (circled).Then you’ll see this page below. Press ‘Add to Home Screen’.Then you’ll see this page below. Press ‘Add’.
Voila! There it is. All the latest wine recommendations from the blog just a tap away, on your phone.Hope that changes your life. Or at least saves you a bit of time in the wine aisle. Time for me to add some more to the list.
Current rose in the fridge: Tesco Finest Sancerre Rose
Price: £9.00 - Buy From Tesco
There’s definitely more rose wine creeping into the fridge now that the weather’s warmed up (temporarily, anyway). And as much as I love a pink from Provence, there are lots of other places to find pale and interesting wines. Producers in the Loire Valley’s Sancerre region make theirs from the Pinot Noir grape – and this is a particular favourite. Fresh and delicate with light redcurrant fruits, all for under a tenner. Lovely with asparagus, it was.
Current Sherry on the Side: Berry Bros. & Rudd Amontillado
Price: £13.95 - Buy From Berry Bros. & Rudd
I needed a dash of sherry for a recipe and once opened, it seem daft not to have a small glass as an aperitif. So glad I did, it was heavenly. Refreshing, dry, nutty, complicated and simple all at the same time. Amontillado starts life as a Fino or Manzanilla sherry but is generally richer, fuller and darker thanks to longer ageing without the layer of special sherry yeast beast flor to protect it. Amazing value for such a smart (fortified) wine.