27 JULY 1996, Page 26

El Vino veritas Sir: Regarding Alexander Chancellor's Diary item (20

July) claiming that the drink ran out at The Spectator party: El Vino took two cases of white and red wine back the day after our party. Furthermore, the El Vino manager was mildly surprised to find some of our guests leaving the party with bottles of spirits which they clearly had not brought. ... In other words, we did not run out of drink. May I suggest that if Mr Chancellor is going to accept our hospitality and report on it at least he keep the facts 'reasonably' accurate?

Luis Dominguez

The Spectator,

56 Doughty Street, London WC1