I decided it was time to stock up on wine again. I haven’t done that for quite a while, and as Tesco’s had some tempting online offers, I decided to get a moderate selection. The built-in wine rack holds 15 bottles, leaving the rest of the cupboard for “other stuff”, which won’t necessarily be wine, though it is at the moment. Thanks to careful (and quite possibly cunning) planning, all the bottles with corks, which really should be stored horizontally, found places in the rack. The remaining ones have screwcaps, and so can be safely kept upright with no danger of bad things happening to the wine.
So, what did I get?
- There’s six bottles of Calloway Crossing, a quite gluggable Australian red that’s well worth getting when it’s at half price, which it was. I wouldn’t pay the full £8 for it, but it’s worth more than the slightly less than £4 each bottle cost me this time.
- There’s six bottles of Taro, which sounds like an interesting South African red. It’s a bit of a gamble as I haven’t had it before, but it was half price!
- There’s a mixed case described as World Winter Reds, which includes another bottle of Taro, plus a selection of wines from around the world. Again, a bit of a gamble, but cheap enough per bottle for me to treat each one as an experiment
- And finally, and the most expensive in this selection, a Riches of Rioja mixed case. I’ve been getting quite into Rioja lately, and this looked like a good way to sample a good selection.
All that and free delivery when I wanted it. Excellent!