With Brexit nearing, Sam Wylie-Harris looks outside of Europe for drinks inspiration

  • If you love Prosecco – head to Australia for great value, quaffable wines with a crisp fizz.
  • If you love Champagne – try some of the English sparkling wines made from the same grape varieties – chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, and in the same traditional method.
  • If you love pinot grigio – California uses the same grape to make great value wines in a similar style. If you want to treat yourself, try New Zealand pinot gris, the same grape but more intensely flavoured.
  • If you love Provencal rose – try a New Zealand pinot noir rose. It will have the same pale pink hue, delicate red fruits with fresh acidity to liven the palate.
  • If you love Bordeaux reds – check out South Africa. The grape varieties behind your claret – merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc – are all grown in South Africa and often blended together in a similar style to Bordeaux. Look out for wines coming from coastal areas such as Stellenbosch that will have extra flavour concentration and more complex spice notes from barrel ageing.
  • If you love Rioja – although not made with the same grape, you’re bound to love a malbec from Argentina. Look out for examples from high altitude regions such as the Uco Valley that have a lovely violet perfume – or an aged Australian barossa shiraz with their concentrated fruit and oaky flavours.
  • If you love Burgundy reds – look to Oregon in the USA for some brilliantly crafted examples of pinot noir that aren’t too different. Some French producers have even invested here, so it’s worth checking out.
  • If you love Sancerre – head to Chile for an alternative, where they excel at crisp, dry, super-refreshing sauvignon blanc with lovely grass and green apple notes. Look out for Casablanca on the label, as this coastal region provides perfect cooling conditions for especially good whites.