Henry Jeffreys


The romantic return of Florence’s wine windows

Italians, normally so keen to hug and kiss each other, have been forced into social distancing, and it has given the wine windows a new lease of life

By Henry Jeffreys


From Stalin’s poetry to Saddam’s romances: the terrible prose of tyrants

‘Reading makes the world better. It is how humans merge. How minds connect… Reading is love in action.’ Those are the words of the bestselling author Matt Haig and though I wouldn’t put it quite like that, I too feel that there is something inherently good about reading. Daniel Kalder has no such illusions. His […]

By Henry Jeffreys


The lost art of Roman winemaking

Taste has a well-noted ability to evoke memory, so it is curious how infrequently most wine writers mine their pasts for inspiration. You wouldn’t think that some had ever fallen in love, read a novel or even got drunk. Instead they obsess over scores, sulphur and diurnal temperature variation. Thank heavens for Nina Caplan, who […]

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