This week's white in the fridge: Villebois Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2010, £9.49, Naked Wines
Definitely not too grassy. The Loire Valley in northern France is famous for producing great Sauvignon Blanc wines - Sancerre is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape - but given the cool climate, some can be cheek-suckingly lean and lemony. Not so this one: it is ripe, fruity but still cool. Very, very summery; the perfect antidote to this shitty weather and match to my pre-supper mood.
This week's red on the side: Tesco Finest Touriga Nacional 2008, £4.75 on offer, Tesco.com
This is made from the Touriga Nacional grape, Portugal's biggest name in terms of red grapes. It is a key component of many Port wines (the fortified stuff that gets blamed for headaches whenever people drink it, forgetting the copious amounts of wine they've usually had beforehand). This one is made by one of Portugal's most famous producers and is rich, dark and loaded with bramble fruit and spice. Delicious with steak, so it was.
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