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Freddy Gray is deputy editor of The Spectator. He was formerly literary editor of The American Conservative.

The fad for non-alcoholic drinks overlooks one thing: they’re all disgusting

Are people so vulnerable to social pressure to get sloshed they must pretend to be drinking when they aren’t?

A woman on a mission to keep the fine wine flowing

Lizzy Rudd, the new chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, on the tricks of the wine trade, working with family and drinking responsibly

What to drink at Easter – if you gave up drinking for Lent

Staying off the booze during Lent is tougher than Dry January

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

Defending paedophile priests

Freddy Gray recalls his various humiliations as a media rent-a-gob

Forget claret and California, Rhône is the ruler of the reds

Uncorking a bottle of rouge from the Rhône is the perfect way to celebrate International Grenache Day

Cool rider

Electra’s Townie is at the top of my christmas list

The strange world of Evgeny Lebedev

Private jets and elephants – London’s weirdest media tycoon

Life cycle

‘As a heads up,’ says Sir Chris Hoy’s PR lady in that breezy-yet-bossy voice that is public relations, ‘Chris doesn’t…

Clothes force

Like many men, I’ve never got used to the idea that Mother doesn’t dress me any more. I tried in my…

Sam Waley-Cohen, riding Long Run, wins the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase at Cheltenham racecourse on 18 March 2011

Amateur Hour

It would be easy to resent Sam Waley-Cohen. He is a rich boy from a well-known racing family who runs…