Natural wine has arguably been the major movement of the 21st Century wine world, and for some it has also become a 'lifetstyle choice', writes Elin McCoy, as the Raw Wine fair is underway in London and after visiting the New York version of the show.
Give these homegrown wines a chance and you won’t be disappointed.
It’s always been possible to grow grapes in England. The Romans probably did it and the Domesday Book records 42 vineyards. Prior to the 1980s most homegrown grapes were produced on a small scale or were sold en masse to produce fortified wine with names like ‘Tudor Rose’ and ‘Eldorado’.
Neighboring Libya, war-wracked and alcohol-free: Tunisia might seem an improbable destination for a wine tour. But a new EU-funded initiative is putting the country’s 2,000-year-old industry back on the map.
Your next grape to hunt down and try…
The grape of Jampal was saved from near-extinction by a Brazilian ex-footballer, André Manz, when he decided to make Portuguese wine, Manz.
Sussex wine estate Rathfinny has laid down over 800 imperial pint (56.8cl) bottles of its Blanc de Noirs 2015, which is due to be disgorged next year.
Rathfinny is aiming to be the first wine estate to sell English sparkling in pint bottles after the measure was banned in favour of metric measures when Britain joined the European Economic Community in 1973.