Vinous Vignettes – Pen portraits spanning the globe

Another half-dozen pen portraits of wines, a sextet that spans the globe. Each one is a standalone treat and, when taken together, a testament to wine’s enduring attraction as the most varied, diverse and interesting of all drinks. Indeed, it is far more than simply a drink, it is also a cultural symbol, a beacon for mankind’s achievements over thousands of years – to be celebrated and cherished, especially in these troubled times. In Evelyn Waugh’s novel, “Brideshead Revisited”, Charles Ryder described wine as “my stay in many barren years”. Words to ponder today.

Three Choirs, Classic Cuvée – United Kingdom

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