My latest Lady column is online. Very modern! It contains my predictions for what we’ll be drinking in 2012. My big tip is fortified wine such as Madeira or Marsala. As I can’t find a stockist for Terre Arse (insert joke here) Marsala in London, I’m thinking of buying a case. It would work out at about £10 a bottle. Any London readers who want in on this please let me know. Even with my love of fortified wine, six bottles is too many for me.
I worked in the wine trade and publishing before becoming a freelance writer and broadcaster. My work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. I now works as features editor on the Master of Malt blog. Ihave been on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 and Monocle Radio, and a judge for the BBC Radio 4’s Food & Farming Awards and for the Fortnum & Mason food and drink awards 2018. My book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass won Fortnum & Mason debut drink book 2017. My second, The Home Bar, was published in October 2018.View Archive →