Appellation Wines

Have you ever wondered why when you are on holiday in France, you seem to be able to find great local wine but when you return to the UK, you can never lay your hands on the same bottles ? It’s hardly surprising since only a very small percentage of wines produced in France (or Italy or Spain for that matter) are actually bought by UK wine merchants. Yet we are told continuously that the continent no longer offers great wines at an agreeable price.