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.

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Food and Drink
05 March 2012
The dictionary says: "a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavored with juniper berries...
12 February 2012
If, as much of the world believes, we Brits are culinary dunces, how do you explain our longstanding passion for sherry...
Food and Drink
23 January 2012
Hold on to your heads, fellow drinkers: January is upon us and I propose to discuss hangovers. Awaking pale and...
Food and Drink
28 November 2011
At the Guildhall Library in London is a book that was given to the wine writer André Simon, called Cigars and the Man....
Food and Drink
10 November 2011
In Lebanon, politics flows over everything, seeping into crannies like the contents of a spilt bottle of red and...
Culture
24 August 2011
One Day (12A)dir: Lone ScherfigDavid Nicholls proved himself as a chronicler of unpromising romances in Starter for Ten...
Film
18 August 2011
The Skin I Live In (15)dir: Pedro AlmodóvarWhat's wrong with Antonio Banderas? It is tempting, contemplating the...
Film
12 May 2011
The Russian Revolution is as dead as Lenin and its remains are a lot harder to see. Mostly, they exist in negative...
Books
27 January 2011
I fell in love with François Truffaut in just the way he fell in love with cinema: an impulsive duck into an obscure...
Culture
17 December 2009
Peace on earth and mercy mild probably aren't on most people's Christmas shopping lists this year - not if they're...
Books
15 October 2009
Nobody ever died of old age in a John Irving novel. As Dominic Baciagalupo, a cook in the American logging settlement...
Culture
27 August 2009
Canadian short story writers, like the landscape in which they sprout, tend to be hardy: Mavis Gallant is 87, Margaret...
Human Rights
13 August 2009
Sharpen your stilettos, ladies - there's a shoe row marching in. The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists complains...
Human Rights
02 July 2009
After reading the latest sunbed scare story in the papers, I did something out of character: I went out and bought a...

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