Back to basics: what wines can’t you do without?
If you had to pare down your wine selection to just a few staples, what would you choose?
Wine. Staples. Britain.
It’s easy to see why recipes with a limited number of ingredients are winners, and that definitely applies to cocktail recipes more than most – who on Earth has the inclination, time or budget these days to be a mixologist on top of everything else? But what about wine? Is it a bonus to limit the number of different wines you drink?
Not for readers of this column, I suspect, who thrive on the new and unfamiliar, but we all need staples in our lives.
I’d suggest everyone needs an everyday red and an everyday white – that is, something you can enjoy and pour without breaking the bank.
Yes, I know wine has become more popular these days, no longer just an upper middle class thing. But it dopes nicely show that the Guardian is the upper middle classes thinking about the proletariat rather than actually for the proletariat, doesn’t it?