Category Archives: Wine articles

Swarthy Chicken in 2016

Originally posted on Chagrinnamon Toast:
? Swarthy chicken is a family classic, but over the years it has evolved.  For a while, I was queen of this dish.  These days, my husband, Henry Jeffreys, is king. Though I have always loved cooking,…

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Bring me your finest Taurasi!

This is something I wrote for Espress, a magazine that you can pick up for free in Benugo: There has only been one moment in my life when I’ve had an inkling of what it’s like to be an oil … Continue reading

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This sherry costs how much??!!

I’ve long felt like a prophet crying in the wilderness so it’s good sometimes to be proved right rather than just be that strange man crying on the heath. In my first post for this blog I wrote: “People will … Continue reading

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How will Brexit affect Bordeaux

This is something I wrote for Berry Bros & Rudd: For a certain kind of wine lover, usually British, Claret is red wine. At the moment though, the wines of Bordeaux are decidedly unfashionable. Bordeaux bashing is a popular sport … Continue reading

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The Armenian wine revolution

This is an extract from an article I wrote for Food & Wine magazine: I tried a wine last month that stopped me in my tracks. It was a red aged in amphorae, traditional clay jars, from Armenia. I know … Continue reading

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Booze interview: Roger Scruton

Originally posted on Henry's World of Booze:
Introducing a new occasional series – interviews with writers about their drinking habits. For my first guest I am honoured to have philosopher Roger Scruton. For many years Scruton wrote a column…

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Bergerac and prejudice

There’s a lot of advice for writers out there: write what you know; write what you don’t know. My best bit of advice apart from don’t, get a job in the City or become a plumber instead, is develop your … Continue reading

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