Why the Ribble Valley is a wine tourist`s dream


If you want a wine holiday, you tend to think of areas such as Burgundy, the Loire or Champagne, but it’s possible to have a wine-focused holiday much nearer home.

Great swaths of the country now have vineyards that you can visit, from East Anglia to Cornwall, but even if you’re not in a prime grape-growing area, there is no reason you can’t use a self-catering break to extend your wine knowledge, rather than relying on a badly stocked offie. You probably won’t pay a lot more.

Exactly that thought struck me the other day when I was in the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, which is lucky enough to have two cracking wine shops within four miles of each other.


read more on theguardian.com
Woman dies after falling into giant vat of wine in Spain photo
Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up photo

Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up

a guest 6 hours ago
 
France snatches world blind wine-tasting crown from Belgium photo
 
 
 
Your Edition
Support
Follow Us
 
website
theguardian.com
Recommended Resources
67783 Subscribers

beveragedaily.com

67803 Subscribers

glassofbubbly.com