It’s been a week of highs and lows. Highs include making cocktails on live radio and watching a football game at Anfield – the atmosphere! – whilst enjoying a glass of red, obviously. And I love that it’s now cold enough for proper jumpers. Preferably roll necks, not least because they hide a multitude of chins (sorry). Lows include forgetting Youngest Girl had a wear-your-own-clothes-to-school day yesterday. She was one of only two in school uniform. That said, the other boy’s mum is a teacher at the school which, if I’m honest, made me feel a bit better. Keep rolling.
Current white in the fridge: Yella Belly Citrus Bomb
Price: £6.49 - Buy From Aldi
Proving the point that sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, this is a lime and lychee mash up. It’s a brilliant blend of three grapes – Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. The Riesling adds a bolt of citrus lightening, the Gewürztraminer a dollop of perfume and the Pinot Gris gives backbone. Fantastic value.
Current red in the rack: Chateau Thieuley Rouge
Price: £10.95 - Buy From The Wine Society
Gorgeous red from a great vintage, this is a classic blend – mostly Merlot, some Cabernet – from a family-owned chateau in the Entre-Deux-Mers region in Bordeaux. This region can sometimes come across as a bit too old school for some but wines like this one are a real breath of fresh air. It’s juicy and more-ish, just so you know. Absolutely made to go with sausages.