Monday December 9, 2019

Eastern promise

While Crimea may be better known today in the West for being at the centre of a political crisis, it has an illustrious history of producing much sought-after fine wines, writes Tomas Clancy.

30th March, 2014
Crimea: its wines were considered by the tsars to be high luxury items. Picture: Getty

As a child, I was obsessed with coins. In my defence, all I can say is that in the years before the internet, it was one of the very few tangible ways for a ten-year-old to explore the world.

My dream and goal as a young, semi-professional numismatic (that's coin collector to you) was to find, buy or get a present of a Roman or Greek coin. I spent quite a long time reading the...

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