Wow, was that summer? I read that sales of Rose wine have doubled this summer which I find somewhat surprising in that I can’t be the only one who drinks it when the sun is actually OUT!!
As for me, I have bucked the trend that says ‘It’s summer, you must drink Rose!’ and I have been enjoying some more cold, red wines from the fridge, Cava as opposed to Prosecco and have been re-discovering Vinho Verde and the occasional Sauvignon Blanc! Majestic has been my favourite wine shop and I am very excited that my local branch is having a makeover soon!
So, my top 3 recommendations to take you into the Autumn:
1/ Love the name ‘La La Land’ – loving even more the label – it’s a Tempranillo from Australia, it’s all ‘cherries, berries, liquorice and spice’ yet light, fruity and refreshing – and only £7.99 @ Majestic.
2/ Rocca Grimaldi Chianti, also 2015, the perfect accompaniment to meats and cheeses – I enjoyed it with a lunch time picnic! £8.50 from Hennings Wines
3/ Quinta de Azevedo, Vinho Verde, 2015 a ‘green wine’ from the Minho region of Northern Portugal. Retaining that classic spritz, this is great served as an aperitif.
It was on offer at Majestic and again a great find at under £10.00.