I’ve been dying to tell you about this: I’m writing another book. And this time, we’re back on the booze. Out next year, it’s all about how to make really good cocktails at home. So if you have any favourite cocktail recipes you’d like to share, I’d love to know about them! Email, leave a comment here or on Instagram or Facebook, whatever works. The more the merrier. Unlike Martinis (always stop at two). Also, just so you know, I’ve been doing a quick Facebook Live on the KMWC page at around 8pm every Wednesday on whatever bottle’s open that night. Do join me if you can. And bring nibbles.
Current white in the fridge: Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Chenin Blanc
Price: £6.00 - Buy From Sainsbury's
It’s Fairtrade Fortnight until the 12th March and this one’s currently on offer at £6 (it’s normally £7). Bright, sunny wine with lots of ripe peach going on, it’s a banker if you like your wines on the juicy side. Made from the multi-tasking Chenin Blanc grape (you can get it in dry, sweet or sparkling form), it clearly loves hanging out in the Wellington region in the Western Cape. Lovely with chicken curry.
Current red in the rack: Abbots & Delaunay Merlot
Price: £9.99 - Buy From Majestic
Gorgeous Merlot made from parcels of grapes grown across four different vineyard areas in the Languedoc, this has got everything you want in a good Southern French red. Masses of blackcurrant fruit? Check. Plenty of spice, a herbal edge and lovely smooth tannins (the chewy sensation)? Check, check, check. Soft enough to sip without food but a small plate of Manchego to munch on made it all the more delicious.