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Current white in the fridge: Tesco Finest Albarino 2011, £7.99, Tesco
If you've been on holiday in Spain, chances are you will have seen wines by Martin Codax on the shelf of the local supermarket. He's very big over there. Luckily, he also makes stuff for us over here too, and this is really good value for what is essentially one of Spain's smarter white wines. Made from the Albarino grape in the Rias Baixas region in the north, this is peaches and pears in a glass (practically). Refreshingly different, and a great one to have on hand when your mother *looks at mother* turns up on the doorstep to 'help' at bedtime.
Sent to me by M&S, this is considerably more than I would spend on a bottle under normal circumstances. But if you were feeding me, I'd go and buy another bottle and bring it round to yours to share. It is everything that I love about Italian red wines: a little bit rustic but with lots of dark cherry fruit. Intense and moody, like those slightly creepy dudes in the D&G ads. Made from the Nebbiolo grape, this is grown in the Langhe region, in Piedmont, the same area that the whopping great Barolo wines come from (also made from Nebbiolo). Baby Barolo, if you like. Make lasagne, and let me know what time you want me.
One more pic. Here's me below with Nigel, after that big glass of Champagne...
My beautiful black silk top and capri trousers were kindly gifted by Winser London. My shoes got cut off in the picture, but they are my best (40th Birthday) shoes. And now my lucky shoes.