It’s always lovely getting new products in for our vineyard shop and deli and the latest is no exception. Having sold the last bottle of our 2012 red wine this week it was perfect timing to receive our first delivery of other world wines. We have spent a few months tasting, sampling and getting advice on what to stock and have taken the first steps into stocking wines other than those grown and produced here with a small selection. We have, of course chosen our favourites! Mr C has gone for the Rioja Cantos de Valpiedra, an intense aroma combining ripe sloes and black fruit with a mineral lift and vanilla notes from oak. Silky-textured and fresh in the mouth, with ample fruit fleshing out the supple structure, he is thoroughly enjoying the 100% tempranillo grape wine. I have chosen the Malbec, my favourite grape following a trip to the loire in June where we came across a tiny vineyard producing wine from this grape. Then more widely known as Cot, this grape was once the most widely planted grape in the south west of France. Grown widely in South America where my choice comes from. The Norton Lo Tengo Malbec 2012 from Argentina is vibrant and velvety defined by Juicy bramley fruit flavours and a dusting of spice, a perfect match for my planned supper of steak and home made chips from the fab potatoes in my ‘Healthy boxes’ veg box that’s just been delivered by Louise from Trewidden Farm.