A vintage volume of wine essays is worth savouring

The actor’s brief career as a wine dealer was a dismal failure, but something of this former way of life stayed with him

How drunken disorientation propels Bel Ami‘s protagonist to self-advancement

Literary symposia from classical Athens to Muriel Spark

The law has changed its view of drunkenness greatly over time and from nation to nation

The drinking habits — and political inclinations — of the orang-utan

The Romans had a tendency towards alarming additives in their drinks

Why Baudelaire preferred the healing effects of wine to the despondency of hashish

The playwright Sheridan had a prodigious fondness for drink, even by the standards of his hard-drinking age

Drink, in Robert Louis Stevenson’s works, both reveals and debases