The actor’s brief career as a wine dealer was a dismal failure, but something of this former way of life stayed with him
Literary symposia from classical Athens to Muriel Spark
The Romans had a tendency towards alarming additives in their drinks
Why doesn’t the fabled Italian wine praised by Petrarch pass muster today?
The political implications of prosecco versus a pint
The cento is a sophisticated and demanding poetic form — and best suited to schoolboyish ends
Was Marvell’s muse privately encouraged by drink?
Horace, the great poet of wine
The effervescent poetry of Herrick’s hangovers
Walter Scott had a poor head for drink but quaffed it in quantities