Making wine on an island might sound like an idyllic way of life, but it is certainly never easy.
The grape causing a stir down-under in New Zealand today is not a white grape - but red.
I am standing 120 feet above sea-level in a vineyard midway between the Atlantic and south coast in the heart of Cornwall.
Liquorice and balsamic, cherries and cocoa. The distinctive flavours and bitter-sweet taste of Amarone are adored by many who love powerful lush red wines.
Incredible value southern Italian red from a revived local grape - one of my best finds under £10 this year.
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