Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Confederate confection

In anticipation of what will hopefully be a long weekend of sunshine, we have a guest writer, Misti Traya,¬†with her take on a classic drink from the Southern States of America: Several years ago, I suffered from back-to-back incidents of … Continue reading

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Blind tasting experiment

Every so often an article appears in the papers that proves cheap wine is just as good as the expensive stuff. The latest barbarian assault on wine occurred in the Guardian last ¬†week. The implication of pieces like this are … Continue reading

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Booze interview: Roger Scruton

Introducing a new occasional series – interviews with writers about their drinking habits. For my first guest I am honoured to have philosopher Roger Scruton. For many years Scruton wrote a column for the New Statesman. It was ostensibly about … Continue reading

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Mmmmm, adulterated Burgundy

  I was going to write a piece on the traditional practice of ‘Hermitaging’ wine. This involves adding beefy Southern wines such as Hermitage to lighter wines like Claret or Burgundy to give them a bit more body. This is … Continue reading

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