Well here we are, half term apparently. Not that it feels very different to last week. The kids are still helping themselves to food from the fridge at all times, endlessly asking where their clothes are before they’ve even checked the washing basket/their bedroom floor. Anyway, thank goodness for blue skies even if we can’t have a change of scene. Actually, having said that I’ve been going for a walk in the most beautiful vineyards in France every morning. Virtually, of course, via Instagram with winemaker Katie Jones. She’s been live-streaming her daily morning vineyard ramble and for fifteen minutes I lose myself in the vines, cup of tea in hand in a quiet house. Click here and follow Katie to join her, 7.30am UK time, every weekday morning. I’ve popped one of her wines in this week’s recommendations along with a knockout Tasmanian sparkling currently on offer in Waitrose. If you want the homemade Earl Grey Gin or Strawberry & Basil shrub recipe from last weekend’s Saturday Kitchen (see above!) click here. Hang on in there, winos x

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  1. Hi Helen
    Will you be doing a wine case again like you have in the past?

  2. Our chef (my wife) and I really enjoy your apparently unfailingly cheerful approach to life and wine. The last two Saturday Kitchen appearances were a perfect example, although, we are not fans of Rioja – too oaky for me in particular.

    Our “complaint” is that the wines recommended on Saturday Kitchen are rarely in Ireland . As you , and the programme , have many fans , would it be possible to include the occasional wine that can be purchased here.? No doubt your book does, but we haven’t bought it yet!!!

    The writers role in the Kitchen is mainly as a managerial overseer and taster!

    Please continue to cheer us all up !

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