285: Wine and writing with Saturday Kitchen's Helen McGinn

285: Wine and writing with Saturday Kitchen's Helen McGinn

Our guest for this episode is best-selling author, dear friend and Saturday Kitchen wine expert Helen McGinn! 

She tells us what wine we should be looking for in the shops this summer. We discuss whether Whispering Angel is worth the money, and McGinn gives us some suggestions for budget rosés, cheap fizz, picnic wines, and what to stick in the fridge if you fancy a nice chilled red. We find out what goes on behind the scenes at Saturday Kitchen, who McGinn's favourite celeb guests have been, and which one she got told off for staring at.
There's also some book chat as McGinn tells us how she's managed to write four bestsellers and counting. She explains how her creative process has changed, and reveals the biggest lesson she's learned about writing fiction. We round off with some Scummy Mummy Confessions involving a hamster, lying to children, and al fresco rumpy pumpy.
This episode was recorded on the 26th floor of the Park Lane Hilton - huge thanks to them for having us, and for the delicious wine.
Here are McGinn's wine recommendations, in the show notes as promised:
Majestic Agapi rosé
M&S Asti Secco
Sainsbury's rosé cava
Waitrose Susumaniello
McGinn's brilliant new book, Island of Dreams, is out now. Do check out the Knackered Mother's Wine Club, Homemade Cocktails and Helen's other novels, too. 
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