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Friday, 28 March 2014

Camping Wine


Look! KMWC at Camp Bestival! I'm so excited. You must ALL come. Details here

Current white in the fridge: Tesco Finest Picpoul de Pinet 2012, £7.99, Tesco
Earlier this evening, someone on Twitter asked me for an emergency wine recommendation. She needing something crisp and cool, and she needed it pronto. I suggested this, knowing how good the open bottle in my fridge was. And she's just tweeted to say it absolutely, completely hit the spot. Job done. Made from the Picpoul grape in the Languedoc Roussillon region in southern France, this has restorative powers. And it can perk up a simple stir fry no end. 

Current red in the rack: Seleccion Especial Numerada 1 2009, £10.50, Laithwaites
Last night was not so much click & collect and clink & connect. It was book club night and I was in desperate need of a few hours with friends and a glass of wine. I hadn't read the book. "This is not a supper club" said Madeleina*. "Yes it is", replied Denny** and I in unison. She's only ever finished two books and we've been going for years. Anyway, I took a bottle of this, sent to me by Laithwaites. It's made by a big name but sold under this label on condition the source remains anonymous. A black fruit-flavoured, toasty oaky Tempranillo-based Rioja dream. And from a great vintage, too. 

Peace out, winos x

*her book club name
**her real name (she's a realist)

9 comments:

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    1. Yeah. Soooooooo cool (you and me both know that's not true).

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  2. I think you should do a piece on camping wine actually.
    My father in law has gone down in legend as once describing (during a camping holiday, as he was packing up to go home) a wine as "a light driving wine".

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    1. There'll definitely be a post on camping wine. Without the light driving wine, obviously.

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  3. You're going to love Camp Bestival. We've been festivalling as a family for years now and just love it. Costs the best part of a family holiday once you've totted it all up but definitely worth it. I would love to hear of a boxed wine recommendation but really once you've acknowledged you're drinking from a unboxed wine bladder at 10am, quality's not important.

    Have a great time! Elinor x

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    1. I'll definitely do a boxed wine post in preparation (and there are some brilliant ones about). Thanks, so looking forward. Whole family really excited x

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