Communion wine: forbidden fruit

If Jesus had chosen something other than the fruit of the vine for his followers to worship him with, today’s wine lovers might have a harder time indulging their hobby. You might have to meet up with a mate of a mate in a pub car park to collect a few bottles made from hydroponically grown grapes. Failing that, you’d have to take a walk through the dodgier part of town, listening out for a…

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Bottles of paradise

A brief introduction to the wines of Corsica... In Corsica, the regional wine is designated ‘Vin de Pays d’Île de Beauté’. Now a level of provincial pride is to be expected in France, but naming your region the ‘Island of Beauty’ takes some beating. But in reality it’s actually an understatement; Corsica is jaw-droppingly, heart-stoppingly ravishing. Travelling the unhurried narrow gauge railway…

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