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One of London’s greatest restaurants has a very simple interview process for jobs within its hallowe...

  • Wine regulation: The devil drives

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I found myself repeating this proverb a few weeks a...

  • Nudging sublimity

    It’s not often that I keep a cork. Memories of enough bottles swill around in my head without having...

  • Fluid boundaries

    Philosophy, claimed Aristotle, begins in wonder. The same holds true for love of wine. No vinous exp...

  • See-saws and sweet spots

    Many fundamental wine puzzles appear capable of-in fact, demand-a one-word answer: balance. How to c...

  • Allusive threads to an earlier sensorial world

    We’re surrounded by gifts from the past: stories, poems, buildings, ideas. They constitute our human...

  • At dusk with the anti-Riesling

    One sniff, and I was back. Deep, sweet red fruits, streaked with a little tar and dusted with cinnam...

  • Bad Deal

    We French know that we are basically ungovernable. There’s no hope for anyone whose policies contrad...

  • On Porridge and Pinot Noir

    We may be the world’s greatest omnivore, but collectively humanity eats remarkably few different foo...

  • Heart to Heart

    I always carry a spare heart in case of need. When a wine doesn’t say something to stir the one I wa...