There are some wines that just have a wonderfully calming, soothing effect. The wine equivalent of eating toad in the hole or rice pudding, or watching It’s A Wonderful Life again, or re-reading Charlie & The Chocolate Factory just one more time.
Ripasso di Valpolicella is such a wine.
This Waitrose version is pretty good. It makes me happy, I can now buy it locally and it’s reasonably priced. What’s not to like?