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Vines and Vineyard near Topsham Devon England UK. Photo: petert2

We have grown used to sparkling wines from England winning awards, but there are plenty of others to celebrate, too. Here are three of the best:

Nomadica, based in Los Angeles, sells canned wines from all over the world. Photo: Saksham Gangwar

Nomadica is trying to change the wine industry with convenient, high-quality varietals.

Emma Toshack always enjoyed having some wine when she went to the beach or the pool behind her Los Angeles apartment building, but glass containers and public consumption of alcohol weren't permitted.

Laura Superville has long been interested in exploring opportunities for economic diversification in her native Trinidad.

Convinced of the need for her native Trinidad to diversify its economy, Laura Superville was keen to set up a business based on local produce. The result is a range of wines based on the aroma and taste of tropical fruits, which has opened up a new career path for this young agripreneur, as well as job opportunities for other members of the community.

The vineyards are located just below the Meili mountain in the northwest corner of Yunnan province. Photo: Ao Yun

The first time I tasted the 2014 Ao Yun red wine blind, it was at a small dinner where it was served among many impressive wines – 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, 2008 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia, 2014 Sena and 2007 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot.

French crémant sparkling wines have muscled in on the party circuit. Photo: Alexander

It was once de rigeur to serve champagne at any party worth its salt, that was until prosecco became the fizz of choice.

But now French crémant sparkling wines have muscled in on the party circuit and are challenging the domination of those two old favourites.