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Why cider is the new fine wine

Cider is growing in status and sophistication. Here’s a guide to the best varieties to try this summer.

The best crowd pleasing wines for Easter

Forget high brow recommendations, here are the stalwart wines we all love to drink

The best Bordeaux wines to try this Spring

Thanks to a run of good vintages, first-rate bottles of Bordeaux are suddenly affordable. Here are the best ones to try.

Valentine’s Day Wines

If you are opting for a romantic night in this Valentine’s Day, then why not elevate the evening with the perfect choice of wine?

Dry January is over: here’s what to drink

The cold snap provides ample opportunity for brandy and port while clichéd cocktails are set to make a comeback

For festive drinking, choose Christmas spirits

December is a great time of the year to rebel against what Kingsley Amis called ‘the tyranny of wine’

Can sherry make a comeback?

‘Granny’s favourite’ is no longer the ubiquitous tipple it once was in British homes – and it’s struggling in Spain, too

Top tipples for 2018

From Highballs to British vermouth, the finest drinks to imbibe in the year ahead

Head down under for your Christmas wine

Stock up on some fabulous wines from Australia this festive season

The best wines for Christmas 2018

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

Hairclubbing in Soho

Henry Jeffreys pays a visit to the trendy London salon with a cocktail bar in its basement

Low-alcohol drinks: the good, the bad and the bubbly

Drinks to savour (and what to avoid) when on the hunt for a softer option

I can’t handle these half pints

The trouble with letting children into pubs

Drinking with dad is one of life’s great pleasures

Treat your old man to a decent drop this Father’s Day

A worker at the Kavalan distillery in Taiwan charring a wooden whisky barrel

There’s a world of whisky beyond Scotch, Irish and bourbon

The best whiskies to try from England, India, Taiwan and beyond

Jonathan Meades has written a cookbook to savour

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen has no time for foodie pretentions

Bottles of champagne in an ice bucket

Treat mum to some top notch booze on Mother’s Day

Stock up on quality gin, prosecco and whisky to make Mothering Sunday special

Staying in with some quality booze is the best option for Valentine’s Day

Henry Jeffreys recommends wines and spirits to fall in love with on February 14

Fine wines to splash out on for Christmas

Four top notch tipples that are worth spending big on

2015 is the only vintage wine-lovers need to remember

If your mind goes blank when picking out a bottle, just go for one very good year

When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

I always smuggle a couple of subversive Digestive biscuits into my daughter’s school lunch box

Why wine experts are so easy to con

A new documentary shows that gullibility goes with the glugging in the world of fine wine

Is Lewisham really so ’orrible?

It’s scruffy and scary, but things are looking up