Not entirely sure what day it is but with two out of three kids now back at (home) school, we’re back to some sort of routine. Namely, arguing about who’s hogging the kitchen table/using all the broadband/moved the charger. Such fun! Anyway, hoping you and yours are well and that you haven’t run out of wine. If you have, this week’s wine recommendations include one from last weekend’s Saturday Kitchen that’s basically pudding in a glass and another that does good whilst stocking up your wine rack. I’ve also got some news to share: remember I told you I was writing a fiction book? Well, I (finally) finished it and it’s being published early next year with another to follow. Seriously, I thought I couldn’t make it up. Turns out I can.
Current white in the fridge: Castel Firmian Pinot Grigio
Price: £11.95 - Buy From Berkmann
Well, this is lovely. Not just the wine (fresh, floral and a joy to drink) but the story behind it. The distributor, Berkmann, normally supplies the restaurant trade with wines. But with the on-trade temporarily shut down they’re offering wines for sale from their website with 12.5% going to Help4Hospitality, a fund supporting the hospitality trade through the crisis. So far they’ve raised over £26,000. This wine was kindly sent to me, picked by their brilliant buyer Alex Hunt. Tuck in.
Current sherry in the fridge: Tesco Finest Pedro Ximénez
Price: £6.00 - Buy From Tesco
I mean, this wine is basically a guilty pleasure bottled. Made from dried grapes, think alcoholic fig juice along with flavours of caramel, raisins and chocolate thrown in with enough alcohol to make your cheeks pink. Pour it over ice cream. Drink it in the bath. No judgement here.
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