Nick Cohen on the ill-starred but seductive love affair between writers and alcohol

How the way we manufactured glass changed the world of alcohol

Henry Jeffreys recommends some quality champagnes that won’t break the bank – just don’t serve them too cold or in the company of B-list celebrities

David Womersley reveres Roger Scruton on wine

Marcus Walker regrets the new age of joylessness

Rest assured that these types had it considerably worse than you, says Alexander Larman

Full of events and individuals worthy of toasting for every day of the year