Harry Eyres writes on wine for Country Life magazine, having been the magazine’s weekly wine columnist from 2015-2019. He also writes a regular column – L’Ame du Vin – in The World of Fine Wine. Before that he wrote the international weekly column Slow Lane – on the unmonetised pleasures and satisfactions which make life worth living – for over a decade in FT Weekend, was a Times theatre critic and arts writer, the European Arts columnist for Newsweek, wine columnist for the Spectator and The London Daily News and wine editor of Harpers Bazaar. He has written several books, including Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet (Bloomsbury), Seeing Our Planet Whole: A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation (Springer), Wine Dynasties of Europe (Lennard), The Viking Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon and Hotel Eliseo, a poetry collection.
Behind the curtain at one of London’s top wine merchants
Harry Eyres lifts the lid on the venerable London merchant Justerini & Brooks and considers the role of such an august institution in an ever-shifting fine wine marketplace
The Bouzy way: Pierre Paillard’s approach to Champagne
Tasting through the Pierre Paillard range with co-owner Quentin Paillard, Harry Eyres gets to grips with the kinds of ‘powerful’ wines Bouzy can offer Champagne lovers
From Henschke to Humbrecht: can winemakers be considered artists?
Commentators have long debated the concept of winemaking as art. it may well be valid, argues Harry Eyres, but in the context of the winery, the greatest art form is minimalism