Bruce Anderson

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

Felines and Figaro

28 July 2016 1:00 pm

I know little about human medicine: still less about the animal equivalent. So I had always assumed that vets were…

From Hegel to Riesling

16 July 2016 9:00 am

John Stuart Mill did not describe the Conservatives as the stupid party. He merely said that although not all Tories…

From Hegel to Riesling

14 July 2016 1:00 pm

John Stuart Mill did not describe the Conservatives as the stupid party. He merely said that although not all Tories…

A summer evening with Cameron

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Journalists are chronic exaggerators. Strong words are always being thrown away on trivial events. ‘Whitehall was shocked last night as…

A summer evening with Cameron

30 June 2016 1:00 pm

Journalists are chronic exaggerators. Strong words are always being thrown away on trivial events. ‘Whitehall was shocked last night as…

Gossip from the top table

18 June 2016 9:00 am

In the 1970s, when there were many fewer restaurants in London, Locket’s was much the best place to eat around…

Gossip from the top table

16 June 2016 1:00 pm

In the 1970s, when there were many fewer restaurants in London, Locket’s was much the best place to eat around…

Adventures of a hell-cat in heaven

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Over the weekend I officiated at a funeral. Earlier in the morning there had been lowering rain clouds, but by…

A hell-cat in heaven

2 June 2016 1:00 pm

Over the weekend I officiated at a funeral. Earlier in the morning there had been lowering rain clouds, but by…

Nicholas Soames’s Twitter account is a miracle (and so is his diet)

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Miracles are not ceased. A few years ago, a kindly educational therapist took pity on John Prescott and set out…

Nicholas the miraculous

19 May 2016 1:00 pm

Miracles are not ceased. A few years ago, a kindly educational therapist took pity on John Prescott and set out…

The wonders of white Burgundy

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I promised a return to Burgundy and the 2014 vintage, which becomes no less impressive when recollected in tranquillity. We…

White mischief

5 May 2016 1:00 pm

I promised a return to Burgundy and the 2014 vintage, which becomes no less impressive when recollected in tranquillity. We…

Dinner with a Grand National winner

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Not quite nil humanum a me alienum, but I have always been interested in other people’s trades and worlds. That…

Riders and diners

21 April 2016 1:00 pm

Not quite nil humanum a me alienum, but I have always been interested in other people’s trades and worlds. That…

The kindest man in the Bordeaux wine business

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There was a moment during the war when De Gaulle was being more than usually impossible. Roosevelt, furious, asked Churchill…

A gentleman of Bordeaux

7 April 2016 1:00 pm

There was a moment during the war when De Gaulle was being more than usually impossible. Roosevelt, furious, asked Churchill…

On the trail of a Burgundian Holy Grail

26 March 2016 9:00 am

It was a scene evoking the first movement of the Pastoral Symphony. The evening sunshine was caressing the verdant woods…

On the trail of a Holy Grail

23 March 2016 3:00 pm

It was a scene evoking the first movement of the Pastoral Symphony. The evening sunshine was caressing the verdant woods…

A thirst for justice: the wit and wisdom of Oliver Wendell Holmes

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, a great common lawyer, was an adornment to the American Supreme Court. His wisdom is still…

A thirst for Justice

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, a great common lawyer, was an adornment to the American Supreme Court. His wisdom is still…

The torturer named for a beautiful shrine

27 February 2016 9:00 am

As you came from the Holy land Of Walsingham Met you not with my true love By the way as…

The grim irony of Walsingham

25 February 2016 3:00 pm

As you came from the Holy land Of Walsingham Met you not with my true love By the way as…

The perfect wines to toast the end of the hunting season

13 February 2016 9:00 am

A few years ago, a distinguished cove in the diplomatic service was made High Commissioner to Australia. To prepare himself…

Game show

11 February 2016 3:00 pm

A few years ago, a distinguished cove in the diplomatic service was made High Commissioner to Australia. To prepare himself…