Sorry, I know I have been talking about turning forty for weeks now, but my actual birthday is today and after that I promise to shut up about it. The Husband is away for work *sad face*, but my mother is coming over this evening with a Chinese take-away and I've got a bottle of fizz in the fridge ready (another brilliant, if not obvious match). I know. It's hardly rock and roll. But I like it.
Current white in the fridge: Piggy Bank Verdejo 2011, currently £6.99, Waitrose
The idea behind the Piggy Bank range is simple: 50p from every bottle sold goes into a piggy bank, and we can vote - via email or facebook - for the charities that we would like the money to be donated to from a selection on the Piggy Bank website. Clever, eh? This is a peachy, pungent white from Spain's Castilla region. Ideal fridge-door stuff, served really chilled.
Current red on the side: Piggy Bank Grenache 2011, currently £6.99, Waitrose
This is one of the reds available in the range and I absolutely loved it: gloriously juicy Southern French red. It is uncomplicated, unadulterated happiness in a glass. It smells not unlike the carton of blackberries we picked yesterday, with a lick of spice to boot. Soft, strong and surprisingly long, this is properly lovely stuff. Had a glass with my tomato soup, worked a treat.
Please note these wines were kindly sent to me to try by the people who make it but as that kind of defeats the object, I'll buy some more later this week so adding my bit to the piggy bank.
Pip pip x
Labels: 2011, France, grenache, piggy bank, red wine, Spain, verdejo, Waitrose, white wine