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Take your pick from a host of fishing museums, orchard tours and gloriously eccentric food museums.
Today, port has lost some of its cachet, but Douro growers have responded by producing excellent dry reds.
New EU trade rules, coupled with Covid-19 trends, are changing British food habits and appetites.
Although options now range from cassava to ox tongue, most Brits still stick to the basics.
Tillingham’s has the pleasant sourness of grapefruit, Little Waddon gushes pear juice, and if the Black Mountain was too funky for me, supporters of natural wine will love it.
There aren’t many things you can get at both the Phil-U-Up Burger Van at B&Q Leatherhead and Buckingham Palace, but a bacon sandwich is one of them.
A dram of Macallan No 6 is glorious and lush with dates and figs – comprehensible to any tongue, if not to any wallet.
I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know Transylvania was part of Romania before Irina Georgescu’s Carpathia landed on my doormat.
To put it brutally, the only way I have managed to remain financially afloat this year is because my local has been shut.
As I try Italian wines that blend the familiar and the unknown, I reflect on how many unexpected encounters with new people I have lost this year.
A meal for one doesn’t need to be pitiable. Looking after yourself should be seen as an act of kindness, not a chore.