The name of my blog is a bit of a give away that I like wine. No, scratch that, I love wine. Being brought up in an Italian family, there has always been wine on the table, designed to enhance each and every meal. So when Humble Grape got in touch and offered to send me a couple of bottles of vino rosso, I couldn’t say no.
What I really love about Humble Grape is how accessible they make wines. There is a lot of snobbery around the what’s, where’s and how’s of this age-old drink, but Humble Grape’s philosophy is simple; that wine is there to be enjoyed regardless of how much or how little you know about grape varieties and tannin levels.
The first of the two bottles that Humble Grape sent me to try was a Shiraz by First Drop Mother’s Milk. First of all, I think you’ll agree that the label on the bottle is fantastic. It would definitely make it stand out on the shelf, but once we’d popped the cork, the clever illustrations no longer mattered. The wine was speaking for itself and it was incredibly drinkable, especially paired with a selection of meats and cheeses – it seemed to go really well with chorizo in particular.
The second bottle was a Corvina by Massimo Ronca. I had never tried this variety of wine before, but I’m so glad I’ve now been introduced to it. We cooked with a little of this medium-bodied red in a warming winter stew, before enjoying the rest with our meal. This was a really memorable wine.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Humble Grape. Their fantastic ethos is paired with a great selection of well-considered wines with something for everyone. If you’re in the market for a wine tasting event, check out their website. If I lived in the London area, I would be a regular at their events.
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