Current rose in the fridge: St John's Rose 3l, £28.50, St John (Smithfield, Bread & Wine, Bakery)
If you can't pick this up from one of the above outlets, you can order it online but there is a delivery charge unless you order three boxes of it. They kindly sent me one to try so I just paid the normal price for a 3l box but will be buying more. This is what's known as vin de soif: basically, a thirst quencher. It's a classic southern French blend of red grapes including syrah and cinsault and is, most importantly, fresh, bright and just-right fruity. And with a bit more colour than some of its Provence neighbours and a lower equivalent price per bottle to boot, it's a brilliant summer rose in camping-friendly format. Love.
Current red in the rack: The Interlude Pinot Noir 2014, £5.49 (normally £6.49), Co-op
A simple but lovely Pinot from Australia, like raspberries with a bit of black pepper on the top. If you're in the mood for chilling your red for twenty minutes and serving it with something easy - antipasti, bowl of spicy crisps - this'll do nicely. Otherwise, sip at room temperature whilst ignoring the washing basket.
Chin chin x