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.
The Paris Legends dinner
State of the art
Clos des Goisses
Sassicaia – Tenuta San Guido
Image gallery – 39 photos.
Image gallery – 31 photos.
Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour
Image gallery – 42 photos.
Absinthe: the demon drink
Was the allure of absinthe – Romantic and malevolent by turns – simply the invention of the louche cafe crowd?
Just say no: Russian anti-alcohol art
Russia’s problematic relationship with alcohol has inspired some powerful poster art
Image gallery – 30 photos.
Image gallery – 53 photos.
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
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
The cult of Karuizawa
Image gallery – 13 photos.