Welcome to the Weekly Winedown. Each week I selflessly drink wine for you offer a review.
Please don’t expect anything professional, I consume a lot of wine but I’m no pro.
The only real ‘rule’ I’m putting in place is that the wine is to be under £8 a bottle. #keepitclassy.
Well, last week was exciting wasn’t it? My face and voice on your device!
It may well happen again this week!
You lucky things you!
So after the success of last weeks wine I’m hoping to make it two in a row.
This weeks wine of choice is Frontera Carmenere a Chilean red £5.99, rumour has it Morrisons sells it at times.
When I was younger and started out in the world of alcohol I only liked Malibu and if I ever drank wine it was something super classy like a Hock or a Liebfraumilch. As you can imagine, neither of these were really suitable for the street corner drinking of the young (sorry mum) no one wanted to “go halves” on spirits and a mixer! So I spent years practising and perfecting my palette.
I’m pleased to announce I can now drink virtually anything, except sweet wine and cider.
I can’t get away with cider at all. Bad memories *shudder*.
Chilean reds were the first ones I really enjoyed and so I’ve got high hopes for this one.
At the end of a week where someone forgot to send me my invitation to the ‘Wine Oscars’ – what are you playing at Decanter – and Anna May Mangan decided it was OK to completely miss the point and value in ‘slummy mummy’ bloggers and tell the world (or the Daily Fail readers) how terrible we are in showcasing our ‘race to the bottom’.*
I am going to crack open this bottle and celebrate being a slummy mummy!
The official blurb
“This smooth and fruity little number, with red plums and a touch of spice, goes great with pasta, cheese and grilled chicken. Simply serve at room temperature.”
Straight and to the point, spicy plum juice anyone
The label is really lovely, a hand drawing of a little man with a chest of grapes – straight an to the point.
The bouquet (check me) was chocolate and cork, a little musty but MUST prove it was legit kept in barrels! I’ll admit, I wasn’t confident from the smell and the first taste was a bit sharp. Slightly dry and dark fruits, it was a definite grower and my love of Chilean wine has been rekindled again…..for now.
Price – £5.99
Colour – Deep red
Smell – Coffee and cork
Taste – Dry and fruity.
Overall score – 4/5
Don’t expect to learn much about wine.
Note to self – Must try harder.
Other note to self – Must make face look smaller.
*Thankfully she failed and instead made herself look like a mean spirited, slightly bitter individual. I’d hazard a guess that ‘The Unmumsy Mum’ is selling more that ‘The pushy parents guide..’
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