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Firstly, an enormous thank you to anyone who bought a(nother) copy of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Guide. I didn’t think publication day would feel quite like it did second time around but it was a really joyful day full of messages, flowers and a few happy tears. And then it was half term. I seem to spend most of my time during half terms and holidays driving kids around nowadays but there is a serious upside to this: I get to catch up on podcasts. So far this week I’ve listened to Ian Wright on Desert Island Discs (cue more tears) and Marian Keyes on How To Fail (her description of addiction is amazing). In other news we’ve got some great events coming up to celebrate The Knackered Mother’s Wine Guide including one with Winser, one of my very favourite clothing brands. If you’re in London on the 5th March and you fancy coming along to a styling event (with wine, obviously) click here for tickets. I’d love to see you there.

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Current red in the rack: Tesco Finest Barbera

Price: £8.00 - Buy From Tesco

Ridiculously perky red from Italy’s Piedmont region, this is the brilliant Barbera grape in all its black cherry-bomb glory. Normally a pound more expensive, it’s worth trying if you like your reds with lots of flavour and a bit of bite. Gorgeous with (really) slow roast pork.

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Current gin in the cupboard: Mirabeau Rosé Gin

Price: £30.00 - Buy From Waitrose

Pink gin made from rosé! I know! And it’s gorgeous, properly fresh and crisp and lightly floral. Made by the same people behind the wildly successful Mirabeau brand, this is made from distilled grapes and uses local Riviera botanicals including lavender. thyme, rose petals and lemon. Looks more like a giant bottle of perfume, just one you can make a mean G&T with. Works for me.

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