Three brave fellow British Mummy Bloggers have just returned from a visit to Bangladesh with Save The Children to raise awareness for the Press For Change campaign, one that aims to help prevent the deaths of children. 9 million a year, to be precise. I've been following their trip here and whooping (to myself) when reading about their appearances on radio and tv all this week. I've signed the petition here. I've also counted my blessings, especially my 6yo, 2yo and 1yo ones.
Current white in the fridge:
Tesco Finest Fiano 2008, £4.26/bottle, 25% off until next week, Tesco
Sorry, sorry, it's this one again but it is on offer and I do love it so and I've already told you how I go shopping for milk, bread and bananas and - oops - the Fiano is in my basket again. I'm over Rose (temporarily, you understand) and wanted something with a bit more flavour, more September-ish. This is it. Warm, full and yet fresh with peach flavours. Fiano is the name of the grape, grown here in vineyards in Sicily. Slurped whilst scoffing salmon fishcakes, I thoroughly recommend doing the same.
Current red on the side:
Nimbus Merlot 2007, Colchagua Valley, Chile, £9.99, Source
This is a very seductive red wine made from Merlot grapes grown in the Colchagua Valley, an area that has a great track record for producing smooth, supple, sometimes chocolate-like red wines. This particular one has got a splash of the Carmenere grape in it too and is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, giving the wine added complexity and depth. Or oomph, as I prefer to call it. I drank a glass of this at lunchtime today. At lunchtime! I don't often drink during the day but this was a working day and a working lunch so I had to. Poor me.
Chin chin x
Labels: 2007, 2008, Carmenere, Chile, Fiano, Italy, Merlot, red wine, Tesco, white wine