Slightly irritated by all of the wine companies pushing out their summer wines when quite frankly, with some of the cold days we have been having, all you want to do is drink a warming, full bodied red…..
However, here are few of my latest tips for what to drink in the English sun.
1/ Young Greek wine – If you can find any, the grapes to look out for are from the beautiful island of Santorini, Santorini Assytiko (available in some Waitrose stores) and also the Malagousia grape which is very pale has a lovely orange blossom nose, is clean, fresh and minerally with a long aftertaste. Up coming Greek wines can be found for around the £10 mark and you won’t be disappointed. Just avoid Retsina!
2/ Have you tried a quality French Pinot Noir straight from the fridge? Enough said.
3/ Vouvray – the Chenin Blanc grape from the Loire Valley – I have found a few I like recently one of them at Majestic and good value – La Grille by Paul Buisse.
4/ Rose – stick with Provence / France and unless you like Princess Petrol, go as pale as you can.