Last Saturday night, I donned a gold lamé catsuit for a wine tasting. Of course I did, because it was Camp Bestival and I was doing the Secret Mummies Wine Club with the Scummy Mummies and DJ Sara Cox. And it was one of the funniest wine tastings I’ve ever done. The wines were fabulous, the crowd was gorgeous and I laughed so much, I cried. Not recommended when you’ve had three children and you’re wearing a gold lamé catsuit. Anyway, thank you so much to all who came to that, along with the KMWC pop-up tasting on Friday. And a huge thank you to the wine producers who made it all possible. What a rush.
Current Sparkling in the fridge: Crémant de Limoux
Price: £11.95 - Buy From Berry Brothers
It’s not Champagne, but it’s made in the same way (the bubbles are made in the bottle thanks to a second fermentation) and it’s also from France. But because it’s made in Southern France and from a different blend of grapes (in this case, Chardonnay, Maury and Chenin Blanc), it tastes similar but different. There’s apples, brioche, spice and plenty of bubbles. Just add mates. And a few breadsticks at the very least.
Current red in the rack: Brancott Estate Terroir Series Pinot Noir
Price: £14.99 - Buy From Ocado
A very gorgeous Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s cooler-than-your-average Awatere Valley in the Marlborough region, this went down a storm at the Camp Bestival Secret Mummies Wine Club. It’s light but serious, fruity but savoury. Definitely one for those who don’t like their reds on the heavy side, but it’s got enough weight to it to make it a great food/firepit red. For true happiness, add a side order of pulled pork.