Mallorca – boom, bust and renewal

4 Kilos winery

This popular tourist island once had 15 times as much vineyard as it does now, but the wines produced from them have never been more exciting. See more in Mallorca's wine revolution. Above, 4 Kilos winery in Plà i Llevant.

Every summer our older daughter commandeers our house in the Languedoc for a week and fills it with her friends and their growing families, so Nick and I have to find somewhere else to go.

Last year it was our favourite hotel on the Costa Brava, Almadraba Park at the far end of Roses, which we didn’t discover until...