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In wine there may indeed be truth, but what is the truth in wine? Where is it to be found in wine? And how does one get to it? One needn’t be a connoisseur or heavily invested in wine to...
The origins of the modern wine dinner started to become clear in the London wine trade in the early twentieth century. What occurred there, seemingly from a small band of wine lovers intent on sharing their dedication to wine, gave...
The suggestion to start a wine dinner for our group of friends came from Tom. This was hardly surprising. Tom is the most adult, adult I know. It's not that he is the most mature grown-up but he is the...

The Soul of Wine

19 January 2019 | by
One eve in the bottle sang the soul of wine: "Man, unto thee, dear disinherited, I sing a song of love and light divine— Prisoned in glass beneath my seals of red. "I know thou labourest on the hill of fire, In sweat and pain beneath...
Of all the paradoxes that exist in wine, one in particular continues to tickle. In a world becoming more casual by the app, with a population apparently deserting the good and the great for the casual and the deconstructed, the...
Of all the topics we wine writers have thought appropriate to offer advice on, how our relationship with wine should reflect our various life stages has been overlooked in recent centuries — and is one that I think is worth reassessing....
What to take from home when embarking on a long journey abroad? There are the practical effects one needs for travel: itineraries, reading materials, exercise outfits you'll never use. And the legal necessities to set you on your way, including...
I am thrilled to announce I have been shortlisted in both the Ramos Pinto Online Communicator and the Mazzei International Wine Columnist categories in the 2018 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. The shortlist, announced on July 19th, was decided by...
I’ve long been troubled by the disparity between the enormous, glorious, galaxy of feelings that wine elicits, and the narrow band of tools, ideas and language we’re given to express them. Drinking and thinking about wine ignites our minds and...
People have long turned to myriad sources as consolation for the thorny task of being human. From poetry and painting to music and sculpture, the arts are filled with expressions of humanity to soften misfortune and comfort the suffering. Literature...