Tag: red wine

Review – Mograna Red Wine

Let me preempt this review by saying that I’m not a wine connoisseur. But I know what I like and I like red wine. I don’t mind a rosé in the summer and there’s always room for a G&T, but when it comes down to red or white, it’s always, always red wine for me. I’m not a big drinker and can make a bottle last a whole weekend, but there’s something about buying a good quality bottle of wine and savouring it. We usually get our wine from a wine shop, buy a case or two (as it works out cheaper, meaning you can buy a more expensive wine) and stock up. The trick is to buy a selection initially and make a note of the wines you like, so that next time, you can buy more of the wines you like. I’ve yet to find a red wine I didn’t like, so when I was asked to review a bottle of wine, I jumped at the chance!

Mograna WineI was sent a bottle of (c/o) Mongrana Maremma Toscana from Roberson Wines to try and boy was I looking forward to it. My plan was to sit in the finished garden, enjoying a large glass while surveying all the beautiful flowers we’d planted. However, the weather had other ideas so I enjoyed it while sitting on the sofa instead! It’s a lovely wine that works really well on its own or with food. I ate both a Thai takeaway and some chocolate and the wine complimented both. I couldn’t tell you about notes of this or that, but it’s a delicious wine, perfect for a relaxing Saturday night. It’s definitely gone on my list of favourite wines!

How about you? Are you a red wine fan? What’s your favourite tipple?

*Disclosure: I was sent the bottle of wine for review purposes. As ever, opinions are my own.

#BEDM – Date Night

So, as I’ve written about my perfect date night before, I thought I’d write about how I would like to spend an evening all to myself.

Date Night

Firstly, I’d start off with a big old soak in tub. Throw in a Lush bath bomb, a glass of wine and a good book and I can be in there for about an hour. I make the bathroom into a bit of a sauna, as I like the bath really hot. Then, I’d phone my favourite Chinese takeaway and put in an order for sweet and sour beancurd with egg fried rice and veggie spring rolls. This is my absolute favourite meal ever and my OH isn’t a massive fan of Chinese so we don’t have it that often. When he’s out for dinner, I pretty much always get a Chinese!

Once I’ve dished up my dinner, poured myself another glass of red wine, Poppy, my date night companion, and I will settle down to a night of The Walking Dead. I’ve got the first three series on box set and will be getting the fourth as soon as it’s out. Just need my OH to plan a few trips out!

How about you? What would be your ideal date night?