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 in Bordeaux the waitress recommended the strongest Armagnac they had. The more alcohol, the more it settles the stomach, apparently.
The Truth about Christmas wine columns. This is something a little silly I wrote for Tim Atkin’s site.
Finally something still relevant, How to Stay Sober (ish) at Christmas. I am pleased to say that I succeeded on Christmas Day but failed on Boxing Day due to a surfeit of port and negronis. It originally appeared in the Oldie and then on Jancis Robinson’s site.