Still feeling a little weird about them going back to school. Don’t get me wrong: I’m loving having a quiet house to myself. Thing is I seem to have forgotten how to apply myself when I’ve got the whole day to do it. Over the last six months it’s been a juggle/struggle to get stuff done but somehow it all worked out. Now, with no-one here during the day asking for food, lifts or where they left their shoes I’ve suddenly developed a strong desire to lie on the sofa and watch the entire first series of Selling Sunset in one go. Binge-watching aside, I do have a great giveaway for you this week. I remember the first time I tasted a wine from the Spanish region of Rueda and honestly, it was a revelation. Made from the Verdejo grape, it was a little bit like Sauvignon Blanc but a touch more floral and with something of the fennel seed about it. Turns out the Spanish have been drinking wine from Rueda for years (it’s Spain’s most popular white and properly food-friendly). Here, it’s been a little more under the radar but I’ve got a mixed case of gorgeous Rueda whites up for grabs. Read this week’s wine reviews to see which ones I selected for the case and to enter just leave a comment on the blog (or on KMWC Facebook page/Instagram) and a winner will be picked next week. So maybe I’ll just do one episode…
T&Cs: UK residents only. Must be over 18 years old to enter. Competition closes on 21st September 2020 at 11.59pm. The winner will be notified by email and the prize will be posted to the winner after that date. For more information on where to find stockists for Rueda wines visit www.tasterueda.uk or search #tasterueda
This post is sponsored by Taste Rueda
Current white in the ridge: Boada Verdejo
Price: £9.99 - Buy From Laithwaites
This is such a bright take on the Verdejo grape, it positively dazzles with fresh citrus along with gorgeous white peach flavours. The grapes are picked at night to lock in flavour and although it’s generally fresh and light, there’s some weight to it too. Smarter than your average and great with food, roast chicken, especially.
Current white in the fridge: Beronia Rueda Verdejo
Price: £8.99 - Buy From Waitrose
Beronia is a producer based in Rioja (their reds are lovely) but they loved the white wines from Rueda so much they built a winery there too. This is more at the grassy end of the Verdejo spectrum rather than the riper peach fruit end and I love it. Great value and makes a properly refreshing change to Sauvignon Blanc. Just add salty snacks or a dish of fat olives.