Half-watching How To Look Good Naked whilst slowly sewing name tapes to school uniform sweatshirts/trousers/polo shirts before eldest boy goes back next week, I started thinking about my own failsafe rules. So here it is, the KMWC guide to how to look good naked:
1. Dim lighting
Er, that's it. Perhaps not enough mileage for a TV show, granted.
Current white in the fridge:
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Grigio, 2009, £5.70/bottle, normally £8.99, Tesco
Could. Not. Resist. Villa Maria have long produced textbook New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wines (and many others besides) but Pinot Grigio? With flavour? Made with grapes grown in the Awatere and Wairau Valley in the Marlborough region, this is actually a really refreshing change to Sauvignon Blanc. Truth is, I'm a little NZ SB-fatigued, too many too similar too often. Now, Pinot Grigio can sometimes be very forgettable but this is delicious, refreshing and full of flavour. Lemons, mostly. Pears too. Made by one of the nicest winemakers I know, and he's a Master of Wine to boot. Alastair, well done you.
Current red on the side:
Château Calage 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc, 2008, 25% Off, £7.99 - £5.99, Waitrose
Waitrose are holding a French Wine Showcase from now until the end of September, with exclusive limited volume wines available including this one. Made from 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, this is a biodynamic wine made from gnarly 30 year old vines, with each grape vinified separately before being blended and aged in French oak barrels for 8 months. A further 10 months in bottle ensures the wine softens, integrates and just, well, gets it together. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, but especially suitable for knackered mothers.
Cheers, girlfriend (head wiggles) xx
Labels: 2008, 2009, France, grenache, Mourvedre, New Zealand, pinot grigio, red wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Tesco, Waitrose, white wine