Yet another fabulous bottle of blackberry wine. Full bramble flavours and as sweet as it needs to be. We drank it to our first roast of the season. The weather has turned autumnal at least a month too soon, and roast chicken with bread sauce and gravy seemed suitable.
The bottle stayed open and undrunk until Wednesday when Rachel came round bearing snails. We are to gastropod-sit her nephew's three giant African land snails while he is on holiday and she is in Cambridge. 'Giant' is a misdescription. 'Smaller-than-garden-variety' would fit better. They are a low maintenance pet.