Shop talk: bulldozers and Brunello

Will Lyons talks wine with Alexander McCall Smith – author of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, an old friend and a new client, considering the bond that is formed over bottles. It was a particularly frustrating experience with a car rental at Rome airport that finally persuaded Alexander McCall Smith to pen his latest […]

Sideways: the Play

Rex Pickett brings the stage version of his wine-infused comic novel to London: can Sideways: the Play match the magic of the film? Will Lyons takes a glass of Merlot and finds out. “If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I’m not drinking any ****ing Merlot.” As Miles utters these words in the latest stage version […]