My aim in this blog is to have something interesting to say about booze once a week. I won’t be telling you what to drink or reporting from wine tastings around the world. You certainly won’t want to listen to me when buying first growth Bordeaux. Instead I am going to write 500 words or so on a wine-related topic. There will be guest reviewers to keep things lively but mainly it will be me talking about wine or occasionally other drinks. The postings may get increasingly whimsical but the only rule is the words ‘oodles’ and ‘quaffing’ are banned. I find them off-putting.
I am a freelance writer who has written about books, drinks and food – often all three at once – for various publications including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Time Out, Foxed Quarterly and Quintessentially magazine. I have no formal wine training though I did work for two years at Oddbins. I used to write under the name Henry Castiglione but not any more.
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org