Monthly Archives: August 2010

Musical Drinking: Des Esseintes’ Mouth Organ

Whilst in my teens I read Oscar Wilde’s Portrait of Dorian Gray. I was struck by the novel in general but was particularly intrigued by a certain passage which relates how hero’s path to ultimate destruction was accelerated by the corrupting … Continue reading

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2005/2009 And All That

   The following piece a wrote a year or so ago after a trip to the Rhône. It concerns the indifference shown by every producer we met towards the 2005 vintage in stark contrast to everyone else’s excitement. This was … Continue reading

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Points Mean Prizes: The Righteousness of Reviews & the Parkerization of Fear

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