24th February – Slow News Day in the Wine World

WINE AND PHILOSOPHY Can understanding each other be as simple as sharing a bottle of wine? Philosopher roger scruton thinks so. He looks at how history’s great thinkers have pondered wine’s effect on the soul, and argues that religious fundamentalists could learn tolerance through the glass I’m … [Read more...]

1st June – Alexis Lichine Wine Writer Born Today 1913

Alexis Lichine (c. 1913-June 1, 1989) was a Russian wine writer and entrepreneur. He played a key role in promoting varietal labelling of wine, was a masterful salesman of wine, and owned Château Prieuré-Lichine and a share of Château Lascombes in the Médoc. He was married to actress Arlene Dahl … [Read more...]