I’ve never been particularly great at making quick decisions. Why? I’ll have to think about that….
No seriously. I’ve got to stop this. 2017 is the year of me making decisions and I’m trying my best to make them quicker and not regret them. It started with reading the first few pages of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. I say the first few pages because I had to go and buy and read Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to understand some of what’s the fucks she’s wasn’t giving a fuck in the first place we’re all about.
Not many self help books genuinely change my life, but learning to give up things that don’t spark joy has made me less cluttered and much happier. Why? Because I’m not faffing around deciding about things I shouldn’t waste my time on. It started with clothes and the feeling of getting rid of stuffing know I will never wear again is so liberating.
Browsing for wine has always been a great love of mine but when I’m just picking up something to drink at home, I don’t need to spend too much time looking for something perfect. I want to take more risks with wine and surprise myself.
Last weekend I picked up a bottle of Chianti from the local village Co-op. There wasn’t a huge amount of choice but the label caught my eye. So I picked it up, paid and left before I saw something else that would leave me deliberating.
I’ve not had a Chianti since Christmas and I wasn’t expecting too much from this bottle at just £5.99, although I can confirm it sparked plenty of joy when I opened it. It’s a young’un, the 2015 vintage so you do get that classic burst of ripe, red fruit flavours and some peppery notes. I did find it tad dry to start off with. I suggest opening it for an hour or so before you drink it and decanting it if you can. Or just tip in in a jug and back in the bottle, it does need a bit of air to soften it up.