Blog


In short, no. The longer answer is the classic anthropological one: It’s complicated. Whatever the answer, we are probably stuck with sustainability, as a word and as a concept. There are two things I want to explore here. One is the term ‘sustainability’ itself, and the second the issues and concepts it conveys and the ones it obscures. This post is inspired by three things. Conversations with Charlotte Payne, the insect half of...

Read More

It has now been, roughly, a year since I decided to drop my pursuit of the WSET Diploma. (A Parting of Ways…) In recently chatting with various people, and just thinking about wine in general, and this project in particular, it occurred to me that it might not be a bad idea to stop and reflect. What has a year away from WSET taught me, if anything?   The short answer is it’s taught me that my initial thoughts and reactions were...

Read More

Upcoming events


Posted By on Sep 18, 2018

Anthroenology is involved in two different wine events this October. In the first, The Less Sociable Half will be doing an Insects & Wine evening with Charlotte Payne, hosted by Cambridge Wine Merchants.   You can order tickets here on Eventbrite here.   Later in October (the 26th, to be precise) both halves of Anthroenology will be at a natural wine tasting at 169West in Zurich. This is being hosted by an Cambridge and Oxford...

Read More

It’s a forthcoming book, edited by Jacqueline Dutton and Peter Howland, and will be published by Routledge, hopefully in 2019. I’m pleased and excited to announce that I’ll have a chapter in the book. My chapter is currently entitled ‘Utopia regained: nature and the taste of terroir.‘ The proposed abstract for my chapter follows.  As in all things academic, who knows what the final chapter will look like?...

Read More

We’ve just put up a guest post over on Insects & Wine, with the wonderful title of ‘Sophisticated and whimsical, elegant and messy,’ (for which I claim no credit). It’s a great summary of the Insects & Wine pairing evening we hosted at the end of November at Trinity College, Cambridge, written by Sioned Cox, one of the attendees, who was also one of the people who helped out with the preparation for...

Read More
Autumnal Update

Autumnal Update


Posted By on Nov 30, 2017

While the blog has been quieter than I had planned (as almost always!) for much longer than it should have, Anthroenology continues apace.  I’m not going to go into the various behind the scenes bits and pieces. I’ll save those for when they are ready. But there are some things to mention. First, the general stuff:   The More Sociable Half (aka Julia) has been busy with her photography and design work. Check it (and like) the Facebook...

Read More