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.
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.