Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson writes The Spectator's Drink column. He was previously political editor of The Spectator.

The immortal memory

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

As a life, it was a scintillating spectrum of the human condition. There was hardship and suffering, as well as…

Drink: The great white Burgundy disaster

4 January 2014 9:00 am

We agreed that it was the gravest crisis facing mankind. It has led to dashed hopes, widespread grief and a…

The great white Burgundy disaster

3 January 2014 3:00 pm

We agreed that it was the gravest crisis facing mankind. It has led to dashed hopes, widespread grief and a…

Bruce Anderson: Bordeaux's negociants deserve to suffer - and they will

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Our sweet enemy, France, is not always that sweet. It is tempting to respond to France’s current degringolade with cynicism…

The fall of France

12 December 2013 3:00 pm

Our sweet enemy, France, is not always that sweet. It is tempting to respond to France’s current degringolade with cynicism…

When the Rothschilds waged a claret class war

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Claret has a commercial advantage over Burgundy. Thanks to the grandes lignes of châteaux and vintages, you know where you…

Claret’s class war

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

Claret has a commercial advantage over Burgundy. Thanks to the grandes lignes of châteaux and vintages, you know where you…

Mineral reserves

23 November 2013 9:00 am

St James’s Street is a repository of urban comfort. It contains majestic clubs, a gunsmith, a boot-maker, a barber, a…

Mineral reserves

21 November 2013 3:00 pm

St James’s Street is a repository of urban comfort. It contains majestic clubs, a gunsmith, a boot-maker, a barber, a…

House sherry

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The Speaker was in trouble. I do not refer to Michael Martin or John Bercow, the two worst Speakers in…

House sherry

7 November 2013 3:00 pm

The Speaker was in trouble. I do not refer to Michael Martin or John Bercow, the two worst Speakers in…

Drink: the romance of fall

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The fall: one of the few instances where American English is superior to English English. ‘Autumn’ has a comfortable charm,…

The romance of fall

24 October 2013 2:00 pm

The fall: one of the few instances where American English is superior to English English. ‘Autumn’ has a comfortable charm,…

Treasures from a lost domaine

12 October 2013 9:00 am

René Engel must have been a wonderful man. He studied wine-making before fighting in the trenches during the first world…

Treasures from a lost domaine

10 October 2013 2:00 pm

René Engel must have been a wonderful man. He studied wine-making before fighting in the trenches during the first world…

Life — and death — of a Tokay

28 September 2013 9:00 am

I was praying for a miracle, but it seemed unlikely. There had been one already: the bottle’s very survival. A…

Death of an imperial survivor

26 September 2013 1:00 pm

I was praying for a miracle, but it seemed unlikely. There had been one already: the bottle’s very survival. A…

What it's like to drink a 118-year-old wine

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Marcher country, the Jura lies to the east of Burgundy and the contrast is marked. Burgundy: the very name is…

The patriarch of wines

12 September 2013 1:00 pm

Marcher country, the Jura lies to the east of Burgundy and the contrast is marked. Burgundy: the very name is…

Dining in style at David Cameron’s favourite Italian

31 August 2013 9:00 am

It is impossible to think about any Italian region without wondering ‘What if?’ Sardinia lacks the glamour, grandeur and menace…

A dinner fit for a prime minister

29 August 2013 1:00 pm

It is impossible to think about any Italian region without wondering ‘What if?’ Sardinia lacks the glamour, grandeur and menace…

Enjoying South Africa's secret French connection

17 August 2013 9:00 am

One aspect of the old South Africa’s racial policies cannot be faulted. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes,…

Flowers of Stellenbosch

15 August 2013 1:00 pm

One aspect of the old South Africa’s racial policies cannot be faulted. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes,…

When Glyndebourne is the most perfect place on earth

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Glyndebourne. There is no single quintessential example of English scenery, but this is one of the finest. The landscape is …

Bottled opera

1 August 2013 1:00 pm

Glyndebourne. There is no single quintessential example of English scenery, but this is one of the finest. The landscape is …