So, the 'news' that Victoria Beckham was spotted leaving a London Fashion Week party with a suspicious wet patch on her trousers was dismissed with a simple '4 kids 50 cocktails no brainer' text from my sister. (We do discuss other more serious issues on occasion. Mostly stuff like this, though). And we sympathised because we've been there. Not with a pack of paps outside and David Beckham on our arm, obviously. But my sister and I like to think that she did, literally, piss herself laughing. In which case, totally worth it. My mother has a brilliant story about doing just that. Years ago, in the South of France, whilst wearing a turquoise jumpsuit - but that's hers to tell. Guest post?
Current white in the fridge: Most Wanted Albarino 2014, £7.99, Co-op
This new range of self-proclaimed 'bull-free' wines includes a Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, along with a Malbec from Argentina. But this is my favourite, a lovely, lime-fruit flavoured crisp white from northwest Spain. Albarino is the grape, Rias Baixas is the region (pronounced ree-ass by-zhass). And if you like Sauvignon Blanc, imagine it with added peach and you go some way to knowing what this one tastes like. It's a simple take on the grape, but great value.
Current red in the rack: Domaine de l'Estagnol 2014, £6.99, Lidl
As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Lidl has stuffed its shelves with some new wines from France. This one's from the Minervois region in southern France and is just the right side of rustic, with lots of bramble fruits, spice and grrrrip. It's a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, weighty in flavour but at 13% not too much of a sledgehammer. Lovely stuff, especially now there's a definite autumnal chill in the air. More please.
Chin chin x
Labels: 2014, albarino, Co-op, France, grenache, lidl, red wine, Spain, Syrah, white wine