Yes, yes. I know it is Friday. Black Friday, in fact, which no longer, apparently, refer to stock market crashes or one of those big hangovers you get after a pre-Christmas Thursday night out, but to the biggest shopping day of the year. Why am I writing a Saturday supermarket trolley wine on a Friday? Because I live by the to-do lists I make every night before going to bed. If a task, no matter how small, is not on that list it will not be done. So for all those who operate like I do, Saturday supermarket trolley wine needs to be flagged on a Friday. That way it can go on Saturday’s list. Perfectly straightforward. I think.
Here is a list about today’s Saturday Supermarket Trolley White:
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pouilly Fumé 2012 (Sainsbury’s, £11.49, or 25% off when you buy 6+ bottles)
1. It is made from sauvignon blanc – grassy and gun-flinty, rather than eye-popping gooseberry in style.
2. I’m not much of a believer in medals but do think this one deserves its IWC gold.
3. Sainsbury’s are offering 25% off all wine, including champagne and fortified, when you buy 6 or more bottles from today (29th November) until Tuesday 10th December.
4. If you’d like a few more recommendations you only have to ask but my top tip at Sainsbury’s, apart from this, is GO FOR THE SHERRY.
5. I’ll say that again. GO FOR THE SHERRY. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference sherries are made by Lustau and they are brilliant.
6. Which sherry? Every time I do a Christmas tasting I give people TtD 12 year old sweet Pedro Ximenez (£7.99) and it always goes down a storm. It tastes of molten raisins and black treacle (and looks like that’s what it’s made of too). Pour over vanilla ice cream. Or wrap one up for granny’s stocking. Get her to open it with you.
7. Sorry, back to the Pouilly Fumé, which is from the Loire (just over the river from Sancerre) and made by André Figeat.