Blue Moon

After what feels like 782 days, January is finally over. Even the universe seemed pleased to see the back of it, sticking a beautiful blue moon in the sky to celebrate. Come to think of it a few things happened in January that, not unlike a blue moon, I know to be rare but not impossible. I found the coat of my dreams half price in the sale and in my size. And in between deadlines, I wrote another chapter of my up-lit (for that is its genre, apparently) novel. I’m yet to find a loo seat left down in this house but turns out not even a blue moon can help with that.

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Current white in the fridge: Pujalet Côtes de Gascogne

Price: £5.49 - Buy From Waitrose

Love this gorgeous bright white, fresh as a daisy and full of lemony loveliness. It’s made by one of the biggest and best producers in the Gascony region and for well under £6 is seriously good value for money. Made from a blend of local grapes including Colombard and Ugni Blanc, it’s got more going for it than your standard easy drinking white. Light on its feet too, at just 11%.

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Current red in the rack: Tesco Finest Minervois La Liviniere

Price: £7.60 - Buy From Tesco

Currently on offer (it’s normally £9.50), this is just the kind of red required to make these cold, dark winter nights feel not quite so long. Or dark. From southern France, it’s from a small area within Minervois, known for its sweet, juicy reds with soft tannins (the teeth-coating stuff you get in a stewed cup of tea) and real freshness. I loved this – as did everyone else round the table, unfortunately. Meant I only got half a glass. Gorgeous with slow roast lamb.

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  • Janet Readings
    2 years ago

    Just bought some Minervois and I’m sure it will be lovely but the bottles are the heaviest bottles I’ve ever known. Not going to carry in my rucksack next weekend that’s for sure!

    • Helen McGinn
      2 years ago

      Yes, it is a bit of a beast both wine and bottle-wise! Hope you liked the wine…H

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