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

Henry Jeffreys was born in London. He has worked in the wine trade, publishing and is now a freelance journalist. He specialises in drink and his work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. He was a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013) and his book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass was published in November 2016.
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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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