So, we had a little party last night for friends who couldn't make it to London for the official KMWC book launch a few weeks ago. And as you can see, my mum made herself useful. Yes, she is actually signing my book. And what's more, no-one seemed to mind.
In other news (back to me! Yes, me! Over here!), earlier this evening I did a frenetic Twitter Q&A here
, another one over here
and the book got a great review in the paper here
. And the publisher told me the first weeks' sales for the book. I think my mum will be proud.
in the fridge: Contesa Pecorino 2012,
£7.99 if you buy 2, Majestic
Buy this because it has a mad scribble on the label. Buy this because the grape it is made from has the same name as a cheese. But most of all, buy this because it is delicious. If you're not in the mood for the grassy Sauvignon but don't want a fruity Chardonnay either, this gives you crisp, lemony flavours with form. Brilliant, refreshing and just the right side of out there. Eat with Pecorino, the cheese. Or a bowl of crisps. Up to you. I'm not that controlling.
in the rack: Asda Extra Special Dao 2010
, £5 on offer, Asda
Seriously, this wine is an absolute steal at £5. I almost feel like I am shoplifting. Made from the Touriga Nacional grape (among others) this is a brilliant way to see if you and Portuguese reds have a future together. Says herbal and black fruit notes on the front label, according to their Master of Wine buyer Philippa Carr. Spot on, I'd say. And with roast lamb, it's a match.com.
Peace out, winos x
Labels: 2012, Asda, Italy, Majestic, Pecorino, Portugal, red wine, Touriga Nacional, white wine