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My experience with Sir Roger Scruton started—as most philosophical journeys do— with a question. Broadly speaking, my question was about wine and life, and as a professional wine writer, I had researched, traveled, and tasted widely in search of an...
One needn’t gaze far beyond the glass to find expressions, declarations and gestures towards wine that would usually be reserved for the love of another human being. Once-rational adults abandoning dependable careers for life in a ​vineyard; empty bottles displayed on...
I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded the Marchesi Mazzei International Wine Columnist of the Year at the 15th Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. The award is in recognition of my writing, which the judges described as ‘thought...
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 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...
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....
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...
I nearly didn’t taste it, but it was the surprise wine of the night. It was August this year and I had recently arrived in London on one of my semi-regular ‘sensory sabbaticals’ — an extended trip abroad in which...
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“Andrea is hugely impressive – academic in thought but not in writing style. And, as I saw in Wellington at Pinot Noir NZ last year, she is a brilliant speaker too.” — Jancis Robinson MW  “Andrea is my wine crush....