With Wimbledon kicking off tomorrow, and the temperatures finally on the rise, what should you be drinking over the next two weeks?
Here are my top three sparkling picks:
Pretty in pink
Strawberries and cream a huge part of the fabric of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, so you’ll be in need of something to help wash it down. My suggestion is a sweet little number from northern Italy. The grape? Brachetto D’Acqui. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it – few people have – what’s important is that it tastes like strawberries, and there really couldn’t be a more perfect match (see what I did there… Ok, I’ll stop now).
Try out this example from Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference range. It’s a complete steal at £5.
A floral favourite
What’s more quintessentially English than elderflower? If you’re in need of a light refreshment, rather than reaching for the classic Pimms, you can make up a wine spritzer with some elderflower cordial, topped with with a large splash or Prosecco and a sprig of mint.
Keeping it British
And finally, to toast the winner it has to be Nyetimber Classic Cuvee. This English sparkling wine producer has recently released a new vintage, which is just as deliciously drinkable as the previous one. It has crisp, fresh flavours of citrus, green apple and a hint of a crumbly digestive biscuit. Truly scrumptious.
Find the Nyetimber Classic Cuvee at Waitrose or Majestic.
So that’s the booze sorted. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the tennis. Come on Murray!