South America produces a lot of sparkling wine for home consumption - wineries in Brazil, Chile and Argentina have strong local markets, with plenty of people looking to crack open some fizz given the slightest excuse, dropping of hats included.
I determined to nerd up on vino and give old Bacchus a run for his money, ahead of our wedding, because nobody would be wrapping ties around heads or knee-sliding across the dancefloor without a few, potent grapes in their tums.
We don't need an excuse for a drink in Britain but if we did, Jubilee Weekend would be it. Party fever is building. Have you decided yet what or where you will be drinking? If not, may I offer my suggestions for patriotic libations to celebrate this historic time?