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For those of us who get a little twitchy at the narrative of maternal virgins and venerated male children, France’s most famous wine region offers a delicious antidote.
The birthday of the 18th-century Scottish poet Robert Burns is a fine excuse to blend good Scotch, strong words and the peculiar northern fare so friendly to both.
Only fair, as France’s grapes are partly in debt to the Lebanese.
Would a few sips have made her a more tolerant ruler?
Fermented long enough, Kombucha generates a mind-blowing 2 per cent alcohol – sparking US hysteria and a product recall in 2010.
Leonetto Cappiello’s 1920s designs show the ambivalence of the times – perhaps of alcoholic gratification in any era.
Imbued with all the rich complexity of the region’s history.
Soil, climate, people, all make a difference, along with that intangible something we can neither name nor forego.
Ageless appeal is the privilege of the sex symbol, and sherry’s desirability has endured, and triumphed.
Yet Zinfandel is still misunderstood.
Most such tipples are noticeably lacking in fans beyond their native national borders.