A couple of weeks into the new year and I still feel like staying under a blanket until February, preferably with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and a glass of red within reach. I have managed to get to one Pilates class so far this year. I know, hardly Joe Wicks but still. (I did read a brilliant thing here about putting your feet on the floor as soon as you wake up. Sounds ridiculous but honestly, it’s really helped). As far as healthy eating goes, I’m all over it. I’ve eaten kale. Twice. And I’ve had three smoothies. But my best effort so far is drinking organic wine. Although just because it’s healthier for the environment (no synthetic products like weedkiller or fertilisers are used in the vineyard) doesn’t mean to say it’s healthier for you. It’s still got alcohol in it after all. Point is, organic wine doesn’t cost the earth. And that’s got to be a good thing.
Curren white in the fridge: Tesco Finest Organic Chilean Sauvignon Blanc
Price: £7.00 - Buy From Tesco
A properly good white with a label doesn’t scream organic. It doesn’t try to look earthy, or earnest. In fact, it looks rather normcore. But the wine inside is lovely: fresh, crisp and lemony with a herby twist. Made by a great, big Chilean producer, this is fantastic value. Add a handful of salty snacks for true happiness.
Current red in the rack: Lapierre Raisins Gaulois
Price: £11.99 - Buy From The Solent Cellar
A gorgeous organic red made by a producer in Beaujolais, this is juicy, jolly and fresh as a daisy. Made from the Gamay grape, it’s from the hugely successful 2015 vintage. It does have a pleasingly rustic feel to it, kind of earthy and honest. But without being too farmyard, if you know what I mean. Super with sausages.