Nina Caplan is the 2014 Fortnum & Mason Drink Writer of the Year and 2014 Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year for her columns on drink in the New Statesman. She tweets as @NinaCaplan.
It is the colour of danger, a red rag to anyone jaded by cocktail-world bull.
Sometimes forbearance gets better results, in winemaking as in life.
Real happiness is combining people and flavours to the advantage of both.
Pink is nothing but a state of mind.
. . . and it once led F Scott Fitzgerald to humiliate himself.
My wine is, in a sense, constructed from memories – just as I am.
A white wine glass from Habitat reduced the bubbles almost to nothing; the ordinary flute did no harm but little good.
The actor's prickly character in Sideways - a film about wine buffs - made us appreciate this tricky grape.
Nina Caplan takes a walk through the rich viticultural history of the French capital.
Here, surely, is a man who truly merits a whisky-soaked celebration.