A WOMAN who has been drinking at least three bottles of wine a week for decades knows very little about it except that it comes in red, white and pink varieties.
Despite more than 20 years’ experience of guzzling wine, Donna Sheridan is still bizarrely unable to distinguish a medium-bodied Merlot from a fruity Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sheridan said: “If I had to name my favourite hobby, I’d have to say ‘wine’ because it is how I spend most of my free time. However, I’m not really down with the names and stuff.
“I mainly drink pink wines with animals on the label, although I’ve had House White several times and that’s very nice. I’ll even drink red in the appropriate circumstances, such as there not being any pink or white available.
“At a restaurant, I find you can’t really go wrong with cheapest on the menu. Some people like to go for the second cheapest, but I’m not some kind of wine snob.
“At home I generally plump for a cheeky little screw top. I admit I don’t know much about how to store and serve wine. Apparently, you should keep white wine in the fridge, but I’m not sure I understand the concept of ‘keeping’ wine. Maybe I need to go on one of those courses?
“I definitely don’t buy into the idea that certain wines should accompany certain foods. All three colours go perfectly well with a sharing bag of Quavers.”
Drinking buddy Joanna Kramer said: “Donna’s favourite variety is probably ‘Dregs of three different bottles all mixed together to make a nice big glass’. She’s a real wine buff.”