Christopher Hitchens is the eminently readable, perennially pissed-off and pickled political columnist for Vanity Fair and Slate. He is also a wine buff. This British ex-pat has gored more oxes than the Kagashima Prefecture (e.g. calling Henry Kissinger a criminal who ought to be indicted for war crimes), and is no stranger to controversy. We therefore thought he was too preoccupied with weightier matters (e.g. Israeli-Palestinian relations, Iran-Iraqi issues, George W.’s mental malaprops, etc.) to concern himself with something as mundane as the service of wine.
But, as you will see from the link below, waiters who continously pour wine without permission or request are as offensive to him as Mahmed Ahmadinejad at a jihadist pep rally.
Click here to read Hitchen’s wine rant.