Above: A Médaillon Cabernet Sauvignon enjoyed on the patio of our Rhinoceros Suite at La Sultana Marrakech in Marrakech

When I told a friend about how I had been pleasantly surprised by the quality of Moroccan wine, he exclaimed, “You can drink in Morocco? I thought it was a Muslim country.” Morocco may forbid drinking in public, but alcohol is not hard to come by in restaurants and hotels. Indeed, the Royal Mansour hotel mixes superb craft cocktails and has a wine cellar with no fewer than 17 vintages of Château Margaux and 18 of Château Lafite Rothschild.

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