Food + Drink Mum
Move over Michel Roux Jr, we've got our very own Masterchef who is on hand to bring you everything from low-cost and low-cal food ideas to mouth-watering recipes and meals in minutes. Bon Appetit!
Our Favourite Summer Wines
Nothing says ‘celebration’ more than a big bottle of wine or fizz, so it’s worth picking out a good quality bottle for a special summer occasion. It’s often not easy to decide which wines to choose however, with our top picks of red wine, white wine and bubbles, we have all the info you need!
1. Chateau La Croix Taillefer Pomerol - prices from £24.99
This soft and rich red wine with deep plum and smoky oak flavours is hugely rewarding and perfect for drinking now, or in five years. Try this with roast lamb... yum!
2. Marques de Casa Concha Merlot - prices from £11.99
This deep red wine is well balanced and powerful with layers of blackcurrant, spices, wild fruits and plums. It’s rich and versatile in terms of food pairing, great matches include red and white meats and pasta and it’s also good to pair with terrines or pâtés.
3. Clos St Michel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape - prices from £19.99
A lovely rich and full-bodied white with a fruity palate and soft texture.
4. Les Vignes Retrouvées Saint-Mont - prices from £7.79
A versatile and food-friendly wine with hints of grapefruit, peach and freshly-picked mint and a touch of honey. Perfect for any occasion and well suited for a dinner party as it compliments fish, poultry, pasta, goats’ cheese salad and more.
5. Italia Collezione Rosé - prices from £7.99
A dry, summer fruit-filled sparkling wine which is beautifully ripe with a lovely, fresh, easy-drinking style.
6. Smith and Evans Higher Plot Sparkling - prices from £28.99
A fine fizz with elegance and finesse. This wine has rich aromas of lemon, spice and toasted nuts. It keeps the balance between freshness and a full ripe finish.
We’d love to hear about your favourite summer wines! Tweet us @UKMums.tv with your thoughts.