Earlier this week I went for a look round the fancy new Tesco store in Watford. You know, the one with yoga and a Harris & Hoole coffee bar and great sacks of rice and cavolo nero and a *terrifying wall of rainbow coloured towels* (who buys fuchsia towels? Is this some trend I have missed out on?) and everything. I couldn’t help noticing that one of the best gins in the world – No 3 London Dry – is on offer at the moment. Also the wine that might just be the best and the best value red that Tesco sell. Made from carignan, the sort of stuff you can buy by the case to get you through autumn, brambly and figgy and easygoing and redolent of the south of France.
Here it is – Finest* Cotes Catalanes Carignan 2012 France (13.5%, £5.49 down from £6.99 until 22 October)
And remember, wine maths is the same as fashion maths. You buy an expensive pair of shoes (or a bottle or two of delicious Langhe Nebbiolo as written about in yesterday’s post). You do not then say, “I will never spend any more money again ever.” You go immediately to Zara (or Tesco) and buy several very cheap tops (or good £5 wines). You then work out the average cost per item of clothing (or bottle) and it all feels so much better. I’m here to help.
(Scroll down for a picture of the Rainbow Towel Wall, which comes to me courtesy of Ms Gemma Duncan who pointed it out to me and who is in love with it)