It was great fun, as always to be on the Gaby Roslin show and as promised, I’ve put some photos of the wines and other drinks that we enjoyed on the show.
If you didn’t catch the show when it aired, it’s available on this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ck9bs until Saturday August 3rd, the drinks bits were on after 45 minutes and again after approx 90 minutes.
Starting with the wines. We has a Chablis, which comes from LIDL and is available for £7.69 which is a terrific bargain, I’ve spent twice that amount on Chablis which haven’t impressed me quite as much.
The two wines from the Trio range are both available at the Co-op and Morrison’s for £8.99. The Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio/Pinot Blanc blend is very lively and fresh whilst the Merlot blend will really benefit from an hour in the fridge before serving, given that we’re enjoying temperatures in high twenties at the moment.
The gin and tonic combination was a winner, as it always is in the summer. But remember that if you want to make it even better follow the simple tips. Firstly, use fresh ice, don’t make your own. Secondly use fresh lemons. Third a good gin – we used Langley’s No8 which is fantastic and available from Harvey Nichols and at this site: www.langleysgin.com . Finally, use a good tonic and remember that it goes flat very quickly, so only use a large litre sized bottle if you’re confident that you will use it all at once.