One of my favourite things about being a ‘grown-up’ (as much as I’m still totally in denial about that term!) is having that freedom of doing exactly what I want. So many people speak fondly of their childhood but for me the happiest times have been since I left home and moved to London just before my 22nd birthday, enjoying my freedom and settling into what has been a very wonderful last 15 years or so.
And along with great freedom comes great responsibility to enjoy a glass of bubbly for no reason whatsoever, other than just because. I don’t think things should be saved for special occasions and after more than ten years together Pete and I now have our post-work evenings down to a fine art. I’d be lying if I said they didn’t involve a drink here and there, it’s so relaxing to come in and get dinner on the go with some wine or a G&T in hand whilst chatting about our days.
Despite the fact it hasn’t been feeling overly summery the last few days, we’ve been indulging in some Prosecco kindly sent to us by Premier Estates Wine, sampling their Grand Rosé Vino Spumante Extra Dry sparkling wine and their Prosecco DOC sparkling wine – what a treat! Prosecco is pretty much my drink of choice when I head out with friends or my workmates (along with gin of course!)
Established by former black cab driver Budge Dhariwal, Premier Estates Wine produces a range of sparkling, red, white wines and vodka at competitive prices whilst not compromising on quality. Using his experience as an off-license owner, Budge identified a gap in the UK market for an independent wine brand and travelled extensively throughout Europe in a bid to begin the label’s production. Having started life as a small business in 2007, Premier Estates Wine can now proudly state that they produce an award-winning collection with their Prosecco DOC being awarded the bronze medal in the 2014 International Wine Challenge, a phenomenal achievement.
I must confess to knowing very little about wine in general, other than what I do and don’t like. Whilst I normally opt for a sweet tipple (having the world’s sweetest tooth), it’s been so refreshing to taste the dry variety which we’ve been enjoying both as a standalone drink and also with meals. I can’t really pick between them in terms of taste as to whether I have a favourite or not, but simply because blush pink is such a fashionable colour at the moment it would have to be the Grand Rosé Vino Spumante which has the edge.
A case of six for each sparkling wine is currently £47.94 and if you order by 4pm on a weekday, they will be despatched same day for free. With a couple of Bank Holiday weekends looming on the horizon, why not treat yourselves to a case and support a British brand at the same time?
Thank you to Premier Estates Wine for supplying us with their products free of charge. All words and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.