A Long Hard Day – What to Choose?
Work can drag and time can definitely seem like the enemy when all you want to do is get home, put your feet up in front of the settee and enjoy a nice glass of that wine that you been meaning to try. Different wines suit different occasions, but relaxing with glass at home can be the stress relief you deserve and need. Below is a list of suitable wines and their descriptions, so make your choice on which one would help you relax.
(1) Sauvignon Blanc – This is a New Zealand wine that is extremely popular right around the world, you can find some great options from Tesco Wine. The wine is predominately produced in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Flavours of the wine can range from intensely grassy to moderately sweet. This wine is definitely a pallet cleanser, and is popular during the summer months; when long evenings are apparent and the sun sets late. Consuming this new world wine in your own garden, with a main course of fish, is a wonderful idea.
(2) Campo Viejo Rioja – This is a Spanish, full-bodied, rich red wine which is extremely popular in the restaurant business, and is a permanent fixture on supermarket shelves. Essentially, this red wine is best consumed in the winter months; when the days are shorts and cold, and nights offer nothing but darkness. Thus, it is best drunk with meat dishes such as beef bourguignon or venison, because of the flavours it brings out. Sitting in front of the roaring fire with a glass of Campo Viejo Rioja is a perfect accompaniment to drafting up a Christmas wish list!
(3) Pinot Grigio – Possibly one of the most well-recognised wines around the world. Again, it is extremely popular with restaurateurs, and supermarket stock it by the truck load. The grape that this wine is produced from is grown in Italy, and its flavours range from pear and apple, to hints of lemon and mineral. Pinot Grigio is normally considered to be a dry white wine, and is best consumed with fish dishes. A lovely glass of Pinot Grigio during the summer months is the perfect way to relax, and will feature both crisp and refreshing flavours; perfect with a cured meat platter.
(4) Gallo Grenache – A light-bodied rosé wine from the vineyards of California, its flavours encompass fresh strawberry and watermelon, whilst retaining a hint of floral essences. Gallo is very popular amongst groups of people in the summer months due its fresh punchy notes. Gallo is wonderful accompaniment to lighter dishes such as salads and fish dishes. Its refreshing and revitalising undertones leave you feeling uplifted.
Disclosure:This post was written in collaboration with Tesco