Booze, glorious booze. What a wonderful thing you are! I don’t know about you folks, but I enjoy a drink. There’s something quite magical about that first sip of a crisp drink after a long day in the office.
I do a lot of entertaining as part of my job so there’s something so wonderfully simple and, frankly, enjoyable about being able to sit at home on my sofa with a glass of something dry and fizzy without having to worry about impressing a client. You see champagne and I are close friends. I spent last year teetotal, except for champagne, though prosecco and cava fell within my ‘allowed list’! It seemed a far better idea than a dry January and I can tell you, it was much more fun!
Not that I discriminate when it comes to booze, oh no! Tipples that I don’t enjoy are few and far between but you can keep your tequila, your sweet wines or your oaked chardonnays, they are not for me. I enjoy a beer though I tend to stick to champagne, wine (red or white, I think we’ve established I’m not fussy…) or gin.
Over the years I’ve been impressed by the incredible variety of great wines that can be bought in supermarkets. Gone are the days of there being a couple of safe choices, the varieties are astounding, and the drinks offers represent great value. We tend to buy our wine by the case, particularly as there are often deals giving you more money off when you by them by the half dozen. When buying in volume, I much prefer to buy online as it means the nice delivery man will carry the bottles in to my kitchen where I stand, expectant face on, bottle opener in hand! The people over at price comparison site mySupermarket.co.uk helpfully set out the best offers on their drinks shelf so you don’t even have to trawl through the site.
Do you buy much wine from the supermarket? Any great recommendations for me to try? In return, I can thoroughly recommend the Cave de Lugny sparkling white Burgundy which you can find here. It’s known as ‘pretendy Krug’ in this house – tastes very similar but a tiny fraction of the price!
Tell me about your booze habits, good people!