by Peter Pharos

In praise of Retsina

An English acquaintance of a certain age, likes to bring up Nana Mouskouri every time we meet. He appears to find her not only an endless source of amusement, but...

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by Celia Bryan-Brown

Wine Country Redux

The plot of Wine Country is non-specific: look at the poster and you pretty much have it down. It’s a classic of the SNL Poehler-Fay-Rudolph-Dratch school of femcentric comedy. Not...

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by Peter Pharos

Sideways in Trump Country

Nobody actually says Make America Great Again during the 103 agonising minutes of Wine Country, but one suspects it’s mostly because the writers are not self-aware enough to have a...

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by Tim Atkin

The dangers of karaoke journalism

The two emails arrived on the same morning. The first was from Mark A, offering me an “exclusive invite” to join BIGinfluencers.com and “connect with some of the biggest brands”;...

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by Christina Rasmussen

The Ghosts of Wine

“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the...

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