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’s odd how, often, wine consumed at key moments is unintentionally appropriate.
Wines from this great region often confound even the experts. But there is a solution.
In the 1910s, deliveries of London’s finest beers were made by horse and cart. Now, in Hackney Wick, breweries are staging a revival.
A Negroni is the aperitif of choice in bars everywhere from London to Palermo - and no wonder.
The vineyards of Campania roll across the landscape around Vesuvius, allowing for a beautiful resurrection.
Spraying vines with sulphur ensures a consistent product – but some critics object.
Essentially, the Som Saa staff are on a long, crazy trip across an unknown land.
With a glass of wine, and a bit of imagination, wine can take us anywhere.
What did an 84-year-old Canadian lady make of London’s small-batch hipster breweries?
The apparently unappetising remains of good wine take on new life when distilled into marc.
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