Brighton (more towards Hove) beach is one of my favourite places in the world. I've spent pretty much all my summers hanging out and swimming in the sea with friends. As the years have gone by I've moved even closer to the beach, which means packing up a lunch or dinner picnic and heading to my favourite pebbly spot with my loved ones has become a regular occurrence. Even our Boxing Day involves a breakfast picnic on the beach - we just add a few more layers!
We had a few bottles ordered from Waitrose Cellar and, as soon as the sun came out one day last week (I sit here typing this as it pours down for the 100th time of the week) we decided to pack up a picnic of delicious foods from Waitrose, and head down to the beach.
One of my favourite English sparkling wines is the Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rosé. Produced here in the UK - literally just up the road from Brighton it is delicious and really gives the big guns some competition.
We always have a couple of extra guests/gatecrashers try and join our picnic, the cheeky scamps.