Around this time of year I have a sort of Dame Helen Mirren moment – not that I have delusions of grandeur or anything or imagine myself re-imagining the Queen – but because this is awards season in the wine world!
It feels a bit like the Oscars, the Baftas, the Tonys, the Golden Globes and not forgetting Cannes all rolled into one big, tearful, smile though your heart is breaking, “hooray I’ve won!” sort of moment. Without the designer frocks. Or the acceptance speeches.
So here, lovely readers, are some rather splendid medals that we’ve won for some very special wines, exclusive to Asda.
For those of you who love your Italian reds with richness and oodles of smoothness then Amarone is the top pick – and you don’t get much better than the Asda exclusive Amarone della Valpolicella that has also won an IWC Gold medal, plus the Amarone Trophy, plus the Veneto Trophy. Wow! Catch it now for under a tenner.
And if you love fizzy, frothy, sweet and grapey sparklers that are truly delicious with strawberries and cream then Extra Special Asti Spumante is the star in your summer sky. It’s won two Silver Medals (IWC and IWSC) plus the IWC Great Value Award for sparkling wine. Prosecco? So Last Year…
And if the Wine Atlas range has caught your eye (the labels are fun, aren’t they?) I am very proud to announce a Silver Medal for the Wine Atlas Frapatto from Sicily.
A wine that Tom Cannavan describes online on the Huffington Post as his Wine of the Week and “very gluggable, very gentle”. Bring on the tomato and mozzarella salad and chill down the red! Thank you to all my lovely suppliers and here comes summer!