Roger Scruton is a philosopher and countryside campaigner as well as an author and broadcaster. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading right wing thinkers, his publications include the Meaning of Conservatism. He has also written on fox hunting.

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Economics
29 January 2009
The following information came round on the Rappahannock grapevine. If you had purchased $1,000 of Nortel stock one...
Food and Drink
15 January 2009
There are advantages to global warming, and one of them is celebrated in this month's Wine Club - namely red Sancerre....
Food and Drink
18 December 2008
I have the clearest possible conception of my favourite dinner. The gustatory image of it is fixed in whatever part of...
Food and Drink
04 December 2008
It is permitted to spend a little more on wine than you would normally allow yourself, when the Christmas spirit...
Food and Drink
27 November 2008
The early colonists found little or nothing that they liked among the native fruits of North America, and their...
Food and Drink
13 November 2008
Readers may have discerned, behind the exemplary open-mindedness with which I approach the great issues facing mankind...
Food and Drink
30 October 2008
Every now and then, I become exasperated with cheap American wine. I recall our modest cellar back home, with those...
Food and Drink
16 October 2008
In my youth, when the god of wine first claimed sovereign authority over my life, it was unusual for good wine to be...
Food and Drink
02 October 2008
I have no doubt that majority opinion among our readers is firmly on the side of Barack Obama in the American...
Food and Drink
25 September 2008
Judging from the names of grapes, the vignerons of France suffer from congenital colour-blindness. The Pinot comes in...
Food and Drink
18 September 2008
Very few great works of philosophy are also great works of art. However, Plato's Symposium is both. It is a vivid...
Food and Drink
04 September 2008
When passing moral judgement, we often find it hard to distinguish cause from effect. Do violent movies produce nasty...
Food and Drink
21 August 2008
Concerning August, the advice from Scrutopia has been consistent down the years: don't go trashing the planet and...
Food and Drink
07 August 2008
Czech wine is not obtainable outside the country that produces it. In encouraging you to drink it, therefore, I am...
Food and Drink
24 July 2008
We acquired our cockerel when he was just two months old - a timid creature who was shy of the chickens and scared of...

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