Here comes the sun

I’ve spent much of this week trying to keep kids off screens despite the rain/without spending a small fortune doing so. Hitting deadlines has meant getting up early and working late. But no school run, eating pancakes at 11am and watching films on Netflix in the middle of the afternoon has more than made up for it. Then, today, the sun came out. So we went to the local beach with sandwiches and dogs in tow and for a brief moment felt the sun on our faces. Completely wonderful. As was my glass of wine whilst tackling the washing pile when we got home…

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Current white in the fridge: The Project Sauvignon Blanc

Price: £5.99 - Buy From Aldi

I was asked the other day for a recommendation for an inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc that wasn’t from New Zealand (she loved NZ SB, just fancied a change). I suggested trying ones from Bordeaux, Loire and Chile for starters. And now I’m adding this one from South Africa to the list, made by a couple of winemakers who snaffled some lovely fruit to make it. Fresh, bright and full of grapefruit flavours, it’s a gorgeous take on the grape for the price. One to sip when cobbling supper together.

Current red in the rack: The Society’s Exhibition Carmenere

Price: £10.95 - Buy From The Wine Society

The Exhibition range from The Wine Society is full of reasonably priced gems like this one. This is made from the Carmenere grape grown in a cool spot in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. It’s made by the Undurraga family (a big name in Chilean winemaking) but under their new project, Koyle. Big, bold and juicy with bright, bramble fruits, one glass of this and suddenly that mountain of holiday washing didn’t seem quite so bad.


  • 6 years ago

    So exciting this week, first leaves unfolding! Moments of paddling in sea and wearing T! After the long British winter we feel we deserve & have earned our Spring!! Sauvignon, Colombard, pale rosé.. Its a time to delight in & savour! Crab with sparkling, anyone?!!

    • Helen McGinn
      6 years ago

      We declared rosé season officially open at the weekend! And love the idea of crab and sparkling….making me hungry just thinking about it!

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