Photo of an Eat shop front and sign
Posted on 25 Jul 2012
The first part of a series in which our bold correspondent Old Parn attempts to buy wine in various more or less challenging venues…   Eat. A chain that defines itself with a single, blunt verb. And a full stop.   So what does an intrepid wino do... READ MORE »
A bottle of cold pinot grigio made by Hardys
Posted on 17 Jul 2012
Above, a photo of The Best Wine I Drank Last Week.   Yeah? What are you looking at, mate? You got a problem with that?   So — it's a bottle of Hardy's Pinot Grigio. I drank it alongside a plate of scampi, freshly defrosted, which was... READ MORE »
'The Brothers Clarke with Other Gentlemen Taking Wine', a painting by Gawen Hamilton from the 18th century, depicting distinguished gentlemen tasting wine
Posted on 08 Jul 2012
Okay. I'll admit it. The title's a lie: I'm not going to give you instructions on how to talk about wine. In fact, please tear me apart with large metal hooks and display my eviscerated corpse upon a mighty stone obelisk if ever I do such a thing. Because, here's... READ MORE »