Drunk In Cairo

From whisky at the Windsor to Baladi bars, Lawrence Osborne gets sloshed in the new Islamist Egypt.

Drinking the 1855: An Adventure With Port

There's a rule of thumb that wines, being "alive," enjoy the same longevity as human beings. Most wines drunk today are about four years old, making them—according to this rule—the equivalent of snotty toddlers. Twenty years makes them supple and sexually appealing; 40 brings them to the edge of autumnal ripeness. The oldest red wine I have drunk was a series of early 1950s Penfold's Grange sipped during a ghastly re-corking clinic in New York. Wall Street investors had brought in their...