Last Friday & Saturday I was at BritMums Live, an event that brings together 500 bloggers under one London roof to talk, listen, laugh, cry (well, you try listening to Katie Piper's story and not end up in a sobbing heap on the floor). One of the best discussion groups I attended was run by The Sunday Times' Eleanor Mills. She talked about her campaign to safeguard children from online pornography: the stats are shocking, the stories even more so. Click here to join the campaign. And there were so many highlights, including this one from Friday's Brilliance in Blogging (BiB) Awards:
Speechless. Thank you x
Current white in the fridge: Klein Riesling 2011, £11.99, Naked Wines
This was brought round to ours by someone from book club last week, think it might have been Tyger (that's her book club name, obviously). Anyway, it didn't get opened. Happily, because a) it is delicious and b) I'd have only got half a glass of it had it been shared with the rest of book club. This is Riesling just how I like it - dry, floral and full of lime and lemon fruit. There's a honeysuckle hint about it too. From the Pfalz region in Germany, this is one smart wine. Properly delicious, refreshingly different. Went a treat with our thyme chicken tonight.
Current red on the side: Tesco Finest Argentinian Malbec 2012, £7.99, Tesco
Malbec has made a name for itself as the beast of Argentinian red grapes: big, bold and beautiful. This one is full of flavour - bramble fruit, mostly - yet more gentle giant than beast, I think. Soft-centered, if you like. And really good value for money to boot. Made by one of the best producers in Argentina, Catena, this is a joy with anything that has seen and survived a barbecue, especially ribs. Bit obsessed with ribs at the moment. I blame Kevin Spacey in House of Cards.
Peace out, winos x
Labels: 2011, 2012, Argentina, Britmums, Germany, Malbec, Naked Wines, red wine, Riesling, Tesco, white wine