Raise a glass to Morocco’s winemakers and brewers
It’s a surprise that a Muslim country like Morocco has a developed wine and beer industry, aimed almost entirely at a domestic market. Although drinking in public is still frowned on, the country’s tipples are well worth exploring in an upscale bar or restaurant. Red wines often tend towards the heavier end of the spectrum, but gris and rosé varieties are crisp and pleasant, including Volubilia and Medaillon Rosé. The white Terre Blanche is reliably refreshing. On the beer front, the country’s best offering is the pilsner-like Casablanca, with the light Flag Speciale lager a worthy second. Head to Kosybar, Le Salama and Café Arabe in the medina for great drinking spots, or the swish Bab Hotel in the ville nouvelle.
By Paul Clammer
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