Ah, September the month when we pack away our summer clothes, snuggle into woolly jumpers, load up the car for the big back to University adventure and re-discover comfort foods. It’s also the month I get very excited about evening classes so I can learn something new.
So why not use your 20% off voucher to go back to Wine School and try something you’ve never had before? We’re offering a special discount from 16th to 23rd September with a code of WINE20 so this is your chance to explore some tasty bottles that are off the beaten track.
Roversi Pecorino Tiere di Chieti – an achingly trendy Italian white
Pecorino, where have you been all my adult life? It’s not a cheese but a grape variety from Abruzzo which has in the past been sadly neglected but is now hot stuff. Waxy, citrusy, and as smooth as cream. If you like Fiano or Gavi you are going to absolutely love Pecorino – brilliant with pasta carbonara.
Frappato – Sicily’s red sensation
Now, I’ve been a fan of Nero d’Avola for a long time – all that jam-packed, sunshiney fruit is irresistible – but sometimes I really fancy a light and fruity red that is less winter warmer and more crisp Autumnal morning. Here is Frappato – berry fresh and just the job with Mediterranean-style fish or chicken dishes. If you like Beaujolais you have just found a wine that will make you smile.
Gran Bajoz Toro – rich and fulsome red from Spain
Goodness me, what a winter wonderland of spiced fruit in a bottle and a slow-cooker’s friend. Toro is the name of the wine region in north eastern Spain where the summers are hot, hot, hot and the winters are very cold. So this rich, chunky bottle will feel right at home matched to kitchen casseroles on a chilly day.