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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18 August 2011
The Skin I Live In (15)dir: Pedro AlmodóvarWhat's wrong with Antonio Banderas? It is tempting, contemplating the...
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...
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...
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...
15 October 2009
Nobody ever died of old age in a John Irving novel. As Dominic Baciagalupo, a cook in the American logging settlement...
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...