So they’re finally back at school (pumps fist) and I’m very much back to work after a few weeks off. Well, I say work. I was lucky enough to be invited to stay at the newly opened Pig Hotel in the South Downs and to say I was excited to be out is understating it somewhat. The place is AMAZING and comes complete with its own vineyard! There won’t be any wine produced until next year but I’m thinking it’ll be totally worth the wait. Then last week I went to the Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards party (some of you might remember I won something at their inaugural awards about a hundred years ago) and talked negronis with Stanley Tucci and village fetes with Angela Hartnett (that’s a whole other story). But this week I really am back to work, I promise. Pass the corkscrew.
Talking of which, we’re back with WINE TIME at 6pm on Friday over on Kat Farmer’s Instagram page @doesmybumlook40! Join us with whatever’s in your glass if you fancy virtual drinks at the end of the week, we’d love to see you there.
Current white in the fridge: Cune ‘Maruxa’ Godello
Price: £9.99 - Buy From Majestic
A gorgeous, crisp Godello (that’s the name of the grape) from Valdeorras (meaning Valley of Gold) in Galicia, up in the northwest corner of Spain. The steep terraced vineyards mean there’s altitude, giving the wine extra freshness and zing balanced with flavours of ripe white fruit and a mineral touch. Put this with roast chicken and you’re done.
Current red in the rack: Tesco Finest Primitivo
Price: £7.00 - Buy From Tesco
This juicy Primitivo is new to the Tesco range, made by one of the top cooperative producers in Abruzzo, halfway down the back of Italy’s boot. It’s warm here which suits the grape perfectly, bringing out warm black fruit flavours – black cherry, blackberry and a touch of sweet fig. Cracking value and one to take us comfortably into autumnal sofa sipping.