In the United States, the terms “yam” and “sweet potato” are used interchangeably, but they are completely different vegetables. The mix-up between yams and sweet potatoes originated from the Trans- Atlantic slave trade.
One of the main questions posed in 'Epicentro' is what happens when the marginalized create their own narratives against the dominant ones. It’s an idea expressed in many of this year’s Sundance documentaries.
The United Kingdom’s chalky soil is all-but identical to the soil in the Champagne region, but its climate simply couldn’t compete--until recently. As average temperatures rise and extreme weather events become more common, vintners must adapt.