Dabbler post: Good Ordinary Claret

What thing is the most evocative of Christmas? For some it’s the sound of carol singing, for others it’s the unwrapping of presents, for me it’s the sediment on the side of a claret bottle. Just a glimpse of the purple powder brings me back to that time of year when my father used to get out the good stuff – continue by clicking here.


About Henry

I’m a drinks writer. My day job is features editor at the Master of Malt blog. I also contribute to BBC Good Food, the Spectator and others. You can read some of my work here. I’ve done a bit of radio, given some talks and written a couple of books (Empire of Booze, The Home Bar and the forthcoming Cocktail Dictionary).
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2 Responses to Dabbler post: Good Ordinary Claret

  1. winstonsdad says:

    mine is sparklig red we’d always have a sparkling read with christmas dinner ,all the best stu

    • Henry says:

      I lived with an Australian women who used to keep sparkling red wine in the cellar. She once gave me a very small glass to try. It’s odd stuff – tannic and sparkling and slightly sweet. I imagine that it works very well at Christmas.

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