Category Archives: Wine articles

Oxford & Cambridge Blind Tasting Challenge

One of the great jokes of the wine trade is: – ‘Have you ever confused Burgundy with Bordeaux?’ – ‘Not since this morning!’ Last week I realised it isn’t a joke. I’d been invited to take part in the Varsity Blind … Continue reading

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Why is ice still a luxury in Britain?

There are two things that American visitors to Britain complain about. The first is having separate hot and cold taps on hand basins rather than a mixer tap. So pressing is this problem that the Wall Street Journal ran an … Continue reading

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How I made the worst negroni ever

There are a lot of ’boutique’ drinks around. There are boutique vermouths and boutique ouzos, boutique bitters and boutique vodkas. The category, however, with the most ’boutique’ labels is gin. Ever since I started writing about drink for the Guardian – … Continue reading

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Skin Contact – LIVE for one night only

For my first job in publishing, I worked as an assistant for a woman who really should have been a Blue Peter presenter. She was never happier than when cutting up bits of card to make into elaborate press releases … Continue reading

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I love Australia!

Originally posted on Henry's World of Booze:
A couple of years ago before I was an enormously well-respected wine writer with my own column in a prestigious magazine, I replied to something written by Tim Atkin on which wine…

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How I made a (very) small fortune in wine speculation

Originally posted on Henry's World of Booze:
I decided to squander/ invest the last of my redundancy money on some En Primeur Bordeaux. I know that makes me sound like a former Goldman Sachs employee splashing out on a…

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I appreciate wine; you like a drink; he is an alcoholic

Here’s something I wrote for Tim Atkin on Dranuary or whatever it’s called. Oh and while I’m here, my very funny friend Worm has come up with these themed months for 2015 to compete with Movember, Stoptober etc: Manuary Plebuary Parch … Continue reading

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