Monthly Archives: December 2015

Three columns of festive boozing

I’ve been away in California staying with the in-laws where I managed to not visit a single vineyard. Here are three recent columns with particular festive resonance. Port and digestifs from Food and Wine magazine. After eating an enormous meal … Continue reading

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Let’s be Franc

I was going to call this post Can I be Franc with You but I looked in the voluminous World of Booze archive and discovered that I’d already written an article called that. There are only so many puns in … Continue reading

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Was the Habsburg Empire history’s most confusing?

There’s an old joke about Lebanese politics: if you think you understand it, then it obviously hasn’t been properly explained to you. I feel that way when reading about the Austro-Hungarian Empire. My word it’s a confusing business. It was … Continue reading

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