All roads lead to Rhone

Closely-packed contour lines on a map indicate steep slopes, and those of the Rhone valley produce some of the word’s finest peak wines.

16th April, 2011

Even back then it was clear to my map-obsessed self that great wines often went hand in hand with closely packed contour lines indicating steepness. Like mountain climbers looking to notch up the tallest peaks on every continent, I devised an altogether more sedate plan -t o seek out and taste peak wines. Happily this can be done in a variety of ways, depending on your budget and available holiday dates. Rope, spiked boots and...

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