From deepest, darkest Peru

Drinks writer Amanda Barnes is undergoing a mammoth project to capture the wine world as it stands today, in 80 harvests. Here she reports from Peru, a historic producer knocked down by its colonial ruler, and home to much, much more than Pisco. It might not be the first wine-producing country you think of in […]

Tasting the HoseMaster’s medicine

Following on from yesterday’s post, Richard Hemming MW pens a response to the HoseMaster of Wine – affectionately imitating the satirical writer’s style, which we trust he will find as flattering as receiving 100 points from any of the critics whose ankles he yaps at. Dear HoseMaster, I very much enjoyed your piece about homeless […]

The HoseMaster of Wine on our forgotten wine critics

While often the butt of jokes, the world of wine isn’t necessarily known for its sense of humour: but the HoseMaster of Wine is rapidly changing this, calling the wine trade’s bluff with his cruelly comic prose. We asked satirical wine writer Ron Washam (AKA the HoseMaster himself) to write this month’s guest post. They […]

A libation to Shakespeare

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave – the minds behind Berry Bros. & Rudd Press – ponder the playwright’s vinous inclinations. As we prepare to drink a toast, and to pour a small libation, to the Bard’s 400th anniversary this weekend, we’ve been musing (sorry…) about two of our favourite […]