After spending last week in London tasting around 100 wines a day (I was judging at the International Wine Challenge, not just really thirsty), I’m back and trying to get on top of things. It’s not going that well. The house is a tip, the laundry basket needs a room of its own, work has gone b-a-n-a-n-a-s and now everyone’s talking about Christmas which means having to get organised about presents and the whole thing just leaves me feeling exhausted. I think I need a glass of wine.
And possibly this sweatshirt below. Made by a friend of mine – Rae, see her website here – I’ve practically lived in my ‘Premier Cru’ super-soft navy sweatshirt since buying it last month. Now she’s kindly offered one of her new ‘Sparkling’ sweats and a bottle of Crémant (together worth over £55!) as a giveaway. I reckon you can slay (or ignore – up to you) anything whilst wearing one of these. Accessorise with a glass of fizz, obviously.
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Current white in the fridge: Villa Blanche Terret Blanc
Price: £8.49 - Buy From Waitrose
Terret Blanc (which autocorrect desperately wants to change to Ferret) is an old local grape variety grown in the Languedoc in southern France. But here, instead of it being used in a blend, it gets the stage to itself. And goodness, it sings. Light and bright, it’s got the citrus of Sauvignon but with a touch of apple too. If you’ve reached peak Picpoul, try this instead. Doesn’t need food but will perk up a plate of pitta and dips no end.
Current red in the rack: Trivento Malbec
Price: £6.50 - Buy From Asda
Talking of presents, this is a great one for teachers. Widely available (Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose and lots more), it’s usually around £8 a bottle but is on offer in Asda at the moment. And it’s such a winter-friendly, warm red with juicy bramble fruits and cushion-soft tannins. Amazing value for money, this one’s a smart-looking gold medal winning wine too. What’s not to love? (Apart from the overuse of that phrase, obviously).