The Beaujolais has for many years had a special place in our hearts for the sheer drinkability of the wines so we were really looking forward to a quick visit to taste the 2017 harvest, now in bottle, and a couple of wines from the 2018 vintage.
To celebrate Domaine de la Croix Cru Classé Irresistible Rosé, here's what we ate when we first fell in love with this bottle. Being truthful, it was more like three bottles – but any number will go wonderfully well with this simple and satisfying fish dish.
Fizz and nibbles – bliss for a dinner party or day in the sun. Recreate special holiday memories with these ludicrously easy cheesey bites and a popped bottle or two or refreshing cava.
It's officially summer, even the weather agrees, so it's time for a holiday inspired recipe. Think barbecue and big glasses of Chianti Classico, like San Giorgio a Lapi.
Do you feel like a holiday yet? When I started writing this, the rain in the garden was dampening my spirits a bit. Of course, since posting, we've been in the middle of a heatwave – which if anything has made me think about getting away even sooner.