What do we know about British cuisine? Not so much, in fact. Someone will remember oatmeal (by the way, most British don’t eat this porridge) or pudding (this is closer to the truth, especially if it’s a special Christmas pudding). Traditionally, the British love simple food. Their favorite fast food is fish & chips. Like many years ago, they prepare a classic shepherd pie and Yorkshire pudding. And the inhabitants of large cities have recently fallen in love with the dishes of Indian cuisine, which are already perceived as truly English.
English best red wine goes well with most local dishes. People are often surprised to learn that grapes were grown in England two thousand years ago.
However, it is a fact that the Romans were engaged in winemaking in the British Isles before conditions for the development of winemaking were created in France. After the Romans left Britain, the vineyards fell into disrepair. Viticulture resumed during the 8th – 11th centuries, when the vineyards belonged to the monasteries. During this time, there was also a great demand for English wine. Today English wine is 870 hectares of vineyards in Great Britain.