Here are a few of my favourite things. Some are wine related; some are nothing to do with wine. But all are tried, tested and brilliant.
Reidel Glasses, £25, John Lewis
Set of two stemless glasses, good for any colour wine and most importantly, less likely to get broken in this house.
Le Creuset Waiter’s Friend Corkscrew, £29, John Lewis
Never mind being the waiter’s friend. It’s my friend. Just the best kind of corkscrew.
Available at John Lewis
Riedel Vinum Decanter, £225, John Lewis
We were given one of these when we got married 15 years ago and it’s still The One. Aerates the wine beautifully but is a bit of a bugger to pour from. Still, it looks beautiful.
Royal KVB French Stacking Carafe, £21.44, Amazon
I know it’s supposed to be for water, but I prefer wine. Especially good for those longer-than-planned lunches in the garden in the summer.
Corksicle, £19.99, John Lewis
Keeps the bottle cold just long enough, so you don’t have to keep going to the fridge. Another long-lunch-in-garden essential.
The White Company Fig Candle, £20
Love a scented candle almost as much as I love a glass of wine. This one’s divine.
Available at The White Company
Aesop Parsley Mask, £23.22, Amazon
A real face pick-me-up. Not too rich, either (my slightly knackered skin can’t cope with anything too rich).Available at Amazon
Luck Skinny Bracelet, £40, Astley Clarke
I bought one of these for my sister, and not just because it meant I could buy one for myself. Honest.