A seasonal selection of the best from The Spectator
Quiller Publishing Ltd
  • erschienen am 8. Oktober 2020
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  • 112 Seiten
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978-1-84689-340-7 (ISBN)

Drink! is the title for an anthology of Bruce Anderson's bi-weekly Spectator column of the same name that has become a hugely popular feature of the magazine over the last five years.

It's a selection of fifty-two of Bruce Anderson's favourite columns commenting on social mores, politics or the feeling of the man on the street and always written with a recommendation for a suitable alcoholic supplement to further add to the joy that makes so many enjoy reading Bruce's work.

Includes a foreword by former Prime Minister David Cameron and is features charming colour illustrated by cartoonist Lachy Campbell.

  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
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  • USA
6 Illustrations, color
  • 1,10 MB
978-1-84689-340-7 (9781846893407)
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Bruce Anderson, the John Bull of British journalism, is a political columnist who has been a leviathan of the national press for almost half a century; a one-time Marxist, he built a reputation as the sword-bearer of the Right and yet was a staunch advocate of Remain.

Born on Orkney in 1949, Bruce was educated at Campbell College, Belfast and Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he read History.

As a journalist, Bruce has written widely, but most recently for The Independent, The Daily Mail, Boisdale Life and The London Magazine.

One time political editor of The Spectator and widely read blogger for the publication, Bruce is now one of the magazine's most popular columnists as he holds court through the affable and enjoyable articles he writes every other week for Drink!

  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Foreword by The Rt Hon David Cameron
  • Introduction
  • Searching for God in the twilight on the Aegean Sea
  • Tradition and terroir: the new reign in Spain is producing great results
  • London's perfect Paris brasserie
  • Put your trust in Hungarian wine (yes, really)
  • Too much too young: allow some wines to sleep long and peacefully
  • Big two-hearted river: the wines of the Rhône
  • Kilchoman isn't a good whisky
  • it's a great one
  • I'm grateful for my grateful drinking friend
  • Is the great vintage of 2015 retreating into itself?
  • A Dutch treat from Bordeaux
  • All's fair in love, Waugh and wine
  • Thank Evans for Quintessentially good wine
  • The king of clubs is a romantic at heart
  • A toast to unsung heroes, the god of battles and the infinite desert stars
  • The charms of old Paris and the naughtiest girl of the 20th century
  • Burgundies that taste of T.S. Eliot
  • From kittens to claret: an ideal education
  • Bloody Marys and the funniest woman in the House of Lords
  • The only good thing about the Soviet Union was cheap caviar
  • What wine is worthy of white truffle? It took us a few tries to be sure
  • Should NATO have embraced Russia?
  • With great wine comes great anxiety
  • The no-nonsense greatness of Australian wine
  • Wine, women and willow: a perfect combo for a perfect English summer day
  • Adventures of a hell-cat in heaven
  • On the trail of a Burgundian Holy Grail
  • A thirst for justice: the wit and wisdom of Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Wine merchants might just be the happiest people in the world
  • The Society of Odd Bottles and the Sisterhood of the Black Pudding
  • A toast to all bottles
  • When it comes to food and wine, there's no place like Rhône
  • The joy of Glenmorangie
  • The soul of a lurcher and the secret of a capon
  • Life and death of a Tokay
  • Flowers of Scotland
  • What it's like to drink a 118-year-old wine
  • Dining in style at David Cameron's favourite Italian
  • Enjoying South Africa's secret French connection
  • When an economist turns into a winemaker
  • When Glyndebourne is the most perfect place on earth
  • Mourning Julia Gillard with the greatest wine ever to come out of Australia
  • A lord's prayer
  • The tastes of temptation
  • Horse and bourbon
  • Off the wagon
  • Waters of life
  • Progress in a bottle

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