P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:01:13        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT WINE?  Bubbly is guzzled by toffs, wine is tippled by the bourgeoisie, lager is downed by marauding youths and fruit wine? Bearded hippies in sandals. Well, not altogether true. Movie star Ewan McGregor was recently spotted buying a bottle of bramble. And if the Trainspotting hunk is into knocking back the stuff, fruit wine could well be the trendy drink with which to toast the new Millennium. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— By Jonathan Donald CITY NEWS p500 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:00:00        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT HNE?  Film star Ewan McGregor recently forked out for a bottle of bramble wine while at a farming show in Scone, Scotland. The tipple was concocted by local winery Cairn O'Mohr (as in drink and care no more) of Errol, Perth. Bramble wine is one of a cellar-full of wines it produces using fruits ranging from raspberry to elderberry. But the tipple it's brewing specially for Millennium Eve is banana wine. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— It's Your Life! index 410 HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:00:10        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT WINE?  Banana wine is the booze Scottish winery Cairn O'Mohr hopes will be coursing through you on Millennium Eve. "It's quite a challenge to know what to do on the Millennium," says Judith Gillies, a former doctor, who began the business with husband Ron 11 years ago. "So, why not go totally bananas? It's a lovely, rich, golden wine." Bananas are chopped, boiled, strained and fermented for a year. The wine is 14% proof. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Bonfire Night parties 445 WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:00:01        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT WINE?  Highland Winery in Moniack Castle, near Inverness, has been producing fruit wines for 16 years. "The difference is these wines take into account the whole natural image," says co-owner Kit Fraser. "It's all organic and all from the countryside." He recommends silver birch. It takes ten hours for trees to produce the sap and months to turn it into wine. The party animal drinks it in two seconds. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Pre-Millennial Tension! 108 CITY NEWS p500 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:00:01        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT WINE?  Velvet Goldmine star Ewan McGregor is among a growing number of wine-drinkers sampling the flavours of fruit wine. "Fruit wine has gone in and out of fashion," says Lindsey Brinded of the Largashall Winery, Petworth, Sussex. "There are some very old recipes as it was a free way of making alcohol using whatever was available in the countryside. And it's coming back into fashion as it's seen as healthy." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Bonfire night parties 445 WIN INSTANT CASH p622 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:01:21        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT WINE?  Ancient brew mead is the top tip for a hangover on January 1, 2000, according to Largashall Winery, Sussex. General manager Lindsey Brinded says: "This honey wine is thousands of years old. Chaucer and Shakespeare refer to it and the Bible talks about milk and honey. "On Millennium Eve it would be a real timewarp thing to drink. It could well have been drunk last Millennium Eve." ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 CITY NEWS p500 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct23 21:01:11        ———————————  ———————————————  SEX, DRUGS AND FRUIT WINE?  Fruit wines and concoctions such as mead, costing around £5, may be coming back into fashion, but there is only a handful of wineries producing them. Here is a selection: Cairn O'Mohr, Perth — 01821 642 781 Highland Winery, Moniack Castle, Inverness — 01463 831 283 Largashall Winery, Sussex — 01428 707 292 ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Bonfire Night parties 445 MOTOR CARS OF THE FUTURE p107 Index News 2000 Motor 2000 Youth