Okay, not exactly a watermelon. It was a jackfruit. No, me neither but apparently they’re the ‘meat’ of the vegetable world and you can make curries and stews out of them and it feels a bit like eating pulled pork. Anyway, I got to carry one this weekend on Saturday Kitchen before heading to the pub for after-show drinks along with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir. Who then moved me to tears with a rendition of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. Seriously, you couldn’t make it up. Anyway, I’ve included the two wines featured on the show in this weeks’ recommendations including a bargain sweet wine from Hungary and a beautiful rosé from Argentina. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step even if you are carrying a jackfruit.
Current rose in the fridge: Tesco Finest Argentinian Malbec Rosé
Price: £8.00 - Buy From Tesco
We’re more used to seeing this in red rather than pink but this is what happens when you crush Malbec grapes and leave the juice in contact with their skins for a bit. It goes pink! There’s a dash of the delightfully floral Torrontes grape in here too, adding a light floral touch to the redcurrant fruit flavours. Made by one of the top producers in Argentina, this is Malbec made for Spring.
Current sweet wine in the fridge: Taste The Difference Royal Tokaji Late Harvest
Price: £12.00 - Buy From Sainsbury's
This gorgeous sweetie is from Hungary’s Tokaj region, one of the oldest sweet wine-producing regions in the world. It’s a late harvest wine, meaning the grapes are left on the vine for a month or two longer than normal so they get super ripe. Think light citrus fruits with a touch of apricot and lots of sweetness that manages to be both luscious and refreshing. Basically, magic.