Welcome to the Weekly Winedown. Each week I selflessly drink wine for you and 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
Today is a doozy of a day isn’t it?
We’ll start light…
This afternoon, Harvey Weinstein and his stupid, smug face handed themselves into police in New York. He has, at this moment, been charged with rape and other accounts of sexual abuse against two women. It’s the tip of the iceberg but hopefully gives every other woman who has suffered at his hands the hope that their voice will be heard and taken as seriously and he will be held accountable. Also, Morgan Freeman? FFS man! I thought you were a good guy!
Today is also a massive day for Ireland who are voting on the Irish abortion referendum. This is a pretty big deal and we won’t know the results for sure until late into the night/tomorrow morning, so I’m not going to bang on about it. I will say that I truly hope that this doesn’t become Ireland’s Trump or Brexit. I hope that Ireland votes in favour of women being allowed to make their own choices and have control over their own bodies.
I told you it was a doozy of a day!
In other, not even nearly as important news, today is National Wine Day (in America) and tomorrow sees the start of National English Wine week! A whole week of celebrating English wine AND I ONLY FOUND OUT TODAY. It’s OK though because next weeks wine will be English to celebrate!
This week, however, we are going to enjoy an Italian Pinot Grigio, yeah you heard, this week is a white wine. I chose it because it was gloriously warm and sunny when I did my online shop. Obviously, the shopping arrived in the cold and rain so I’m not sure I’m feeling it now….
I’ll persist though, for YOU.
Ciao bello to La Deliziosa Pinot Grigio, currently £6.99 a bottle.
Well, this is a fancy pants, two label bottle of wine. One label simply has the brand name surrounded by a silver doily effect. Then underneath is a second, green and white label with the type of wine and a little description. It’s very confusing. The top label looks like weddings and the bottom one reminds me of apples. The top one is aloof and doesn’t need to tell YOU anything, the bottom one panicked that you’d walk past so provided the information you required.
Enjoy on it’s own or with zesty salads and grilled fish
*Picks the bottle up and looks closer* Yes, that’s literally all it says! Luckily the chatty label on the front gives us more of a hint. Pinot perfection. Freshly picked apple and ripe melon. Salute!
So yes, all signs are pointing to apples. I’ll be honest, it’s making my tongue go funny just thinking about it. When I think of apples I think of Granny Smith’s which I hate. However, I do usually love a good Pinot so let’s crack this one open!
The nose is pretty subtle, fresh with apples. Not Granny Smith’s though – pleasant apples. The taste is not unpleasant, it’s not a connoisseurs wine by any stretch of the imagination but it is wholly inoffensive. It’s a still, crisp wine. Dry but not dusty. The biggest hit is almost pear like (melon?) with a citrus finish. This is the kind of wine I crave on a hot day, to say it’s raining it’s held itself well.
Name – La Deliziosa Pinto Grigio Price – £6.99 (should be £9.99) Colour – Pale straw Smell – Fresh apples Taste – pear and citrus Goes well with – Probably anything Overall score – a decent 3.5/5
Tonight I was LIVE but solo. Turns out I never shut up when Aoife isn’t there. I manage to cover a LOT of topics though, go me!