|She's laughing, not sneezing. I hope.|
Current white in the fridge: Waitrose Brut NV Champagne, £19.99, Waitrose
The cork was popped on this one to celebrate mine and The Husband's anniversary. Now, we have so many anniversaries - when we met, got engaged, got married - that even the kids said what? Another anniversary! But 26 years ago today, he asked me out. We didn't go anywhere, obviously. We were both 15 years old. Unless you count going for a walk in the fields behind the house as 'going out'. Anyway, point is, to mark the occasion we picked up a Chinese and had this to go with it. All I can say is, duck pancakes + a good, solid champagne = complete luxury. This particular one from Waitrose is great value, with lots of bubbly, hazelnutty, biscuity flavours. Made by Duval Leroy, it's a banker.
Current red in the rack: Taste The Difference Douro 2012, £8.50, Sainsbury's
This stuff is made from really good grapes (a cocktail of them, including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz) from top grade vineyards, by a producer called Quinta do Crasto. Tell that to any self-proclaimed wine lover around the table and watch them melt. Quinta do Crasto make some of the best (and best value) red wines in Portugal's Douro Valley. It's big but soft, structured but not scary. And amazing value, really.
Peace out, winos x