As the sun has come out and because I’m feeling whimsical, I thought we could take a look at a grape variety that most of us avoid like a rabid dog, the muscle man of the white wine world and the one with the name we can't pronounce, Gewurztraminer. I just call it ‘guv - urts’ and it’s never raised any eyebrows although, that might be because the wine merchants are just delighted to shift some!

It’s origins are a bit mixed up although it seems to be the love child of several grapes involved in some historic menage a trois centuries ago and it’s obviously taken the best bits from all the parents. The first time I tried one, I was bowled over by the strength and quality of the aroma but that was nothing compared to the surprise I got when it hit my palate. I called it the muscle man of the white wine world and for good reason because the flavours burst into life like a pack of over tanned and waxed bodybuilders when they see a mirror. Lychees, peaches, pears and crisp refreshing acidity made it a memorable experience, and although I've had one or two dogs over the years, most of those have been under a tenner to be fair.

People often ask what to drink with spicy foods and I used to say Lager, but seriously folks, this is the grape to go for because it punches flavour for flavour with the strongest vindaloo and it's better than a breath mint afterwards so if the plan is curry, alcohol and love, look no further!

Anyway, it’s hot outside and I'm napalming some chicken to go with my crisp glass of Guv Urts so pip pip for another week folks.

Lechburg Gewurztraminer, Romania

Lovely fruity aroma with zesty lemons and peaches on a generous palate. Plenty of alcohol as well with this one so it’s perfect for a curry night.

Oddbins £15.50

Artisan Tasmanian Gewurztraminer

A really perfumed version with spices and lychees on its ample palate. Well done Aldi for this corker.

Aldi - online only- £10.99