Well, I wasn’t expecting that. No, not the roadmap. I’m talking about what happened when my debut novel This Changes Everything was published just a few weeks ago. The response has been totally overwhelming in quite the best possible way. Thank you so much to everyone who’s read it/is reading/plans to read it and for all your lovely messages. Seriously, they’re moving me to tears every single day! It really has been the stuff of dreams. In other news we had a couple of gorgeous wines and a brilliant line up of pre-mixed cocktails on a lively Saturday Kitchen at the weekend so I’ve included details on two favourites in this week’s reviews. And if you fancy joining me and fabulous Kat Farmer (@doesmybumlook40) for virtual drinks later this week she’s hosting another WINETIME on her Instagram at 6pm on Thursday. Expect lols.
Current white in the fridge: Tesco Finest Valle de Leyda Chardonnay
Price: £8.00 - Buy From Tesco
From Chile (think natural fruit bowl) comes this tropical fruit-loaded Chardonnay and honestly it’s just what we need right now. From the Leyda Valley, a cool coastal spot which clearly suits Chardonnay down to the ground. A proportion of the wine is aged in French oak barrels adding a bit more oomph and flavour to the wine. Properly lovely stuff, especially with roast chicken.
Current cocktail in the glass: Pink Grapefruit Margarita
Price: £24.00 - Buy From Cocktail Canaries
This pre-mixed Pink Grapefruit Margarita can’t fail to perk you up. For a start, the colour is joyous. Then there’s the taste, a hit of tequila and orange with a whack of pink grapefruit (add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for extra zing). This comes in a recyclable pouch that fits through the letterbox and each pouch contains six servings. Just squeeze straight into coupes and let the kitchen disco commence.