|L-R: Hugh, Michel Roux Jr |
(chair) & Jancis
Current white in the fridge: Roversi Pecorino 2013, £6 on offer (normally £8), Asda
The bottle is so lovely (gorgeous label, grand-looking bottle) that I thought it might be a case of style over substance. But happily, I was wrong. The wine inside is properly Pecorino-y with lots of crisp, lemony fruit. From the Italian region of Abruzzo in Central Italy, it's a joy. In fact, happiness in a glass. A treat with a handful of pre-dinner salty crisps.
Current red in the rack: Rosso di Puglia 2013, £7, M&S
A fruity number from Puglia, the heel of Italy. It's a heady mix of two different grape varieties, the spicy Primitivo (also known as Zinfandel) and the densely coloured, earthy-tasting Negroamaro. Together, they make a punchy pair: full bodied, ripe and just a 'lil bit rustic. Like the wine above, it's another Italian job well done. Great mid-week red. Just add sausages.
Chin chin x
Ps. there's a new video up over on my YouTube channel about how long you can keep a wine once opened. Hope you like.