It's Champers in London, Lambrusco in Chorley and Sauvignon Blanc in Brum. That's the cities where the highest proportion of each grape variety is sold. And with most of the Sauv B coming from New Zealand, you're probably already thinking on getting a ticket to Hotel Du Vin's kiwi wine dinner, because it's sort of in your blood. You'll try eight exemplary examples of grape juice from the country's key regions, including McKee Vineyard's 2015 Grüner Veltliner from Marlborough (vineyard pictured) — one of two wines you'll contrast while enjoying your starter — stir fried monkfish cheeks and diver scallop, pickled beetroot and peach textures. On August 18, tickets are £79, also including an SB aperitif, dessert wine and canapés, which we just don't think get enough credit in this god damn crazy world.
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