It’s that time of year again! The history, drama, thrills and spills of the Six Nations rugby have returned to our TV screens over the weekend.
In this video, Tom has picked out some wines to drink whilst watching the rugby (from 4 of the 6 nations!).
A totally delicious English gem, grown in the south-east of England in Kent. It has a lovely fresh citrus but slightly tropical character, perfect to be drinking while you’re cheering England on. It’s a steal for only £11.99 in Waitrose.
Did you know Wales make wines? Generally, Chardonnay grown in really cool climates makes acidic, lean zesty wines, and Ancre Hill Estates is exactly that. At the moment, it’s not in the supermarkets and at £23 a bottle from Tanners wine merchants, it's not the cheapest. But, club together with a few mates, each throw £5 in and you’ve got a stunning wine, ideal with a bag of roast chicken flavoured crisps and watching the Wales match. Cymru am byth!
We’re exiting Wales and heading a long way south to France. This is a super easy drinking wine with notes of big bright strawberry and a bit of red cherry. And it’s available in Co-Op for just £7, now you can’t argue with that! It’s a great rugby drink. What could be better than sitting there watching people smash into each other while sipping on a delicious delightful Rosé, dear.
Marzemino is grown in the region of Trentino, Italy right up in the Dolomite Mountains. You might not have heard of this grape but it brings to wine a slightly black cherry, plumy taste with a strawberry/raspberry fruit finish. You can have it with anything going, salty snacks would be ideal! Pick it up from Sainsburys for £8.50 - a delicious red to pair with the rugby!