Wines of the week
Monday, 30 November -0001

Wines of the week

This week I’m drinking: lighter wines for a long summer

Written by Henry Jeffreys

Since the birth of our baby girl in December, my wife has become fond of the odd tipple. Not that she has a problem, but a glass of wine does help you get over the rigours of looking after a screaming infant. Traditionally, a British mother turned to gin at such times, but my wife prefers something gentler when on duty. Wines are so much stronger than they used to be, so it’s not easy to find a weaker wine. But here are a few that won’t leave you with too sore a head…

Dr L Riesling, Loosen Bros, 2011 (Sainsbury’s, £5.79)

Germany is the ultimate hunting ground for the lowalcohol wine lover. This is from the Mosel and only 8.5%. It’s aromatic, pure with a touch of sweetness and a slight fizz. Great with Vietnamese food.

Kellermeister Selection Riesling, Von Buhl 2010 (Laithwaite’s, £10.99)

From a hotter region of Germany, the Pfalz. This is 10.5%, bone dry, spicy with an electric shock of citric acidity running through it. Initially a little austere, this really comes to life after being open for an hour or two, with a honeyed quality appearing.

Extra Special Falanghina 2010 (Asda, £6.48)

On a holiday to the south of Italy a while back, I was knocked out by the unusually delicious white wines. They’ve now started to appear in supermarkets and this is a fine example. It’s crisp and peachy with something herbal coming through at the end.

Gamay, Côte Roannaise, Domaine Robert Sérol 2011 (The Wine Society, £7.95)

Most modern reds have too much of everything – too much alcohol, fruit, oak. Everything, that is, except drinkability. I could drink a lot of this juicy Beaujolaisstyle red, especially served cold with cured meats.



Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Boarders Dormitory Master-Mistress
We are looking to appoint a Dormitory Mistress/Master for 5 nights per week, weekday evenings and nights only, term time. (35 weeks). [...]

APPLY NOW


Housekeeper to Headmaster
We have an opportunity for an experienced live-out housekeeper. You will provide a cleaning and hospitality service for the Headmaster and his guests and help to ensure the household runs efficiently. [...]

APPLY NOW


Full Time Housekeeper, Nanny
We are looking for a full time, live-out housekeeper/nanny. We are a relaxed young couple living in a large country house, and will have one newborn baby. [...]

APPLY NOW


Experienced Carer, Companion, Housekeeper needed
Our elderly mother needs a live in carer/companion on a part time basis. Must be warm hearted, calm & compassionate, with a good sense of humour. [...]

APPLY NOW


Cook, Housekeeper wanted
Good cooking skills required to cater for light meals for the Principal and a small staff, as well as occasional lunch/dinner parties. [...]

APPLY NOW



MORE JOBS LIKE THESE
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter