Anna and the King
Well, the climate is rather good for winemaking, and the amount of sun can even lead to a double harvest. In northeastern Thailand, the French are giving it a try. With French wine vines, grafted onto US rootstock, the Chateau de Loei is currently making Chenin Blanc and Syrah wines, and are looking forward to making more red wine and brandy in the future.
The Chateau de Loei is a relatively recent winery, however. It was put up in the mid 1990s. What might the King of Siam have sipped on while entertaining Anna?
Apparently not wine, unless she managed to get some shipped in to her. Most likely the pair were drinking other native drinks - tea being high on the list.
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