When he’s not asking geeky questions in vineyards or distilleries, Peter Ranscombe writes about drinks for a range of magazines and websites. His debut historical thriller, Hare, is out now.
How do you bring a grape variety back from the dead?
Inside the secret garden that makes gins change colour
Growing his own botanicals has helped Hamish Martin win a legion of fans for his gins – and create a relaxing retreat for wildlife and people alike
Just the tonic: Edinburgh’s gin bars capture the festival spirit
Scotland’s capital city plays host to the largest celebration of the arts on the planet throughout August, and gin is fast becoming the drink of choice to toast the festivities
Italy’s secret sparkling wine
The rolling hills south of Lake Iseo – home to Monte Isolo, Europe’s largest lake island – produce the grapes used to make Italy’s secret sparkling wine: Franciacorta