I'm not sure quite when it was that I turned into my mother, but I have spent the last hour making mince pies. I've been accompanied by a Christmas playlist - made by still-bearded husband - and a rather gorgeous glass of Chianti Classico. Nonetheless, no-one warned me middle-aged Christmas domesticity would come and slap me in the face in my own kitchen without so much as an introduction.
Actually I'm not there yet. I burnt the bloody mince pies.
This week's white on the side is:
Botter Prosecco, £8 a bottle from Source Wines, http://www.sourcewines.com/
Served earlier tonight at my mother's 65th birthday drinks potty, the entire village is now lightly infused with the rose-scented deliciousness that is Prosecco from the Valdobbiadene region.
This week's red on the side:
Aforementioned Chianti Classico. However, this one is only available in the US (Re del Castello Chianti Classico 2007) and I needed to taste it for work purposes. Seriously. All red fruits and spice, the taste of Christmas.
Cheers dears x
Labels: 2007, Chianti, Italy, Prosecco, red wine, white wine