This last week has been a blur of school music concerts, nativity plays (the cowboy theme totally worked, by the way), panic baking and just-about-making work deadlines. The children are so ready for the end of term and so excited about Christmas. Me too, not least because we've scored an invite to the in-laws this year on Christmas Day so I'm not in charge of cooking. But I am looking after drinks (actually, I'm always looking after drinks). Here's what's on my list so far:
|On a shoot last week,|
hat at jaunty angle.
Fizz: Conegliano Prosecco, Taste the Difference, 150cl, Sainsbury's, £14.50 (save £4.50, normally £19)
One of the best own label Proseccos around. And in a magnum. And on offer. Works for me.
White: Tercius Alvarinho 2013, M&S, £11.99
Brilliant Portuguese white, crisp as snow. I'm going to have a bottle of this in the fridge in the hope that I get round to slapping some smoked salmon onto thickly buttered bread at some point.
Red: Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir 2013, Waitrose, £11.24 (save 25%, normally £14.99)
A gorgeous New Zealand Pinot Noir and with the offer, great value. This'll be imbibed as we gobble up the turkey, goose and ham (MIL does them all!).
Fortified: Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth, Waitrose, £12.00 (save £2, normally £14)
Standout red vermouth. Makes a fab present, as well as being one of the main components of a really good negroni.
Peace out, winos x
Labels: 2013, Italy, M&S, New Zealand, Pinot Noir, Portugal, Prosecco, red wine, Sainsburys, Vermouth, Waitrose, white wine