The best summer wines

The secret to summer drinking? Try darker rosés that blur the boundary between rosé and red wine

27 Jun 2019

Why cider is the new fine wine

Cast your mind back to a time when cider cost more than wine. In the 17th century, these ciders (or…

24 May 2019

The best crowd pleasing wines for Easter

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

18 Apr 2019

The best Bordeaux wines to try this Spring

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet the owner of a classed-growth château in the Médoc. Over lunch…

26 Mar 2019

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?

8 Feb 2019

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

30 Jan 2019

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’

28 Nov 2018

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

10 Oct 2018

Top tipples for 2018

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

8 Jan 2018

Head down under for your Christmas wine

Stock up on some fabulous wines from Australia this festive season

20 Dec 2017

The best wines for Christmas 2018

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

19 Dec 2017

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

1 Nov 2017
Whiskies at the Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond

Whiskies galore!

This summer I did some work for a family who have been in the whisky business for 200 years. They…

30 Sep 2017

Hairclubbing in Soho

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

27 Sep 2017

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

30 Aug 2017

I can’t handle these half pints

The trouble with letting children into pubs

14 Jun 2017

Drinking with dad is one of life’s great pleasures

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

13 Jun 2017
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

16 May 2017

Jonathan Meades has written a cookbook to savour

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen has no time for foodie pretentions

24 Apr 2017
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

21 Mar 2017

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

10 Feb 2017

Fine wines to splash out on for Christmas

Four top notch tipples that are worth spending big on

13 Dec 2016

Spectacular wines that won’t cost you a fortune this Christmas

Four magnificent bottles to stock up on in December

6 Dec 2016
Acceleration: models tipped to rise in value include the Sunbeam Tiger Alpine

Vroom for manoeuvre

In 1978 my grandfather offered to sell my father his maroon Aston Martin DB5 for £4,000. They were about to…

26 Nov 2016

No, having cancer did not heal my life

Of all the crackpot theories, that’s the biggest lie of all

20 Oct 2016

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

7 Oct 2016