Ramona Grapefruit wine spritz
With no end to this sizzling hot summer in sight you may even be tiring of rosé so here’s something cool and different to drink that I came across the other day.
It’s a grapefruit-flavoured wine spritzer called Ramona and comes either singly or in a 4 pack of cans that are easy to stash in the fridge.
It’s based on an organic Sicilian wine called Zibibbo with natural grapefruit flavours and is just joyously zesty and refreshing - and a modest 7% to boot. Just the thing you need to carry with you on a hot sticky journey on the train. (You can buy it from Vinoteca King’s Cross, their other branches or their online shop)
The only downside is that at £4.50 for a single 250ml can or £17 for a pack of 4 it’s pretty pricey but it’s imported from the US which accounts for the cost. And it's cheaper than a glass of wine in a wine bar*. I just love it.
Since I wrote this post I stumbled across another interesting wine in a can called The Uncommon which is made from Bacchus, an English grape that tastes like an elderflowery sauvignon blanc. Again, cool packaging and very refreshing. You can buy it from Selfridges for £5 a can.
* No, not ALL wine bars I realise - but bear in mind it's bigger than the average wine bar glass!
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