How to build the perfect wine collection

In association with Honest Grapes   Buying wine should be a pleasure rather than a chore, just as drinking it…

11 Dec 2019

Wines of the week: try Queen Victoria’s favourite tipple

Here’s what to drink as we head into the festive season

29 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: try a pale red from South West Romania

A Pinot Noir from the hillside vineyards of South West Romania is one of our wines of the week

15 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: try port from the Douro Valley

From an established Beaujolais winemaker to an affordable white from Sancerre, here’s what to drink this weekend

8 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: watch the rugby final with a glass of English fizz

2010 Ambriel Classic Cuvée, 12%vol, (£72.50 per magnum) It’s the Rugby World Cup final this weekend and drink will be…

1 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: try wine from a renaissance vineyard

It’s easy to see why wines from Domaine Paul Blanck & Fils grace the tables of France’s grandest restaurants

25 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try an Argentinian white that was made by mistake

Winemaker Francois Lurton ordered Chardonnay cuttings from France, was sent Pinot Gris by mistake, planted it anyway and was taken aback by how well it grew at altitude

18 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try a pink crémant from Bordeaux

2018 Botte de Conti Pecorino Terre di Chieti, 12%vol, (£5.75; Lidl) I normally wouldn’t even look at a wine this…

11 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try a Chardonnay from the Western Cape

We round up the best wines to drink this weekend

4 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try a red from the foothills of the Andes

From South American reds to English fizz, here’s what to drink this weekend

27 Sep 2019

Five great places to eat duck in London

From leg confit on waffle to duck wellington, nowhere serves duck quite like the capital

17 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: try an autumnal red from Avignon

From a plum-infused red wine to South Africa’s most elegant winery, here’s our pick of the week’s best vintages

13 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: try a Chilean red from a renowned winemaker

Taste the Chilean wine that should be in the cellar of every serious wine collector

6 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: discover the ideal red for meat lovers

Pair your steak with a Californian red and sip on a best-selling claret this week

1 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: try a Sicilian red from the foothills of Etna

Sicily’s Etna produces volcanic soil that produces some of the best red wine around – here’s what to try

23 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: try a volcanic red

2018 Torres Viña Sol, 11.5%vol. The Torres family has been making first rate wine in Spain since 1870. This, their…

16 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: an affordable Bordeaux for the cellar

The Limarí Valley in Chile is one of the sweetest of sweet spots for growing Chardonnay and it’s from there that Santa Rita now sources all the fruit for this white Burgundy-rivalling beauty

9 Aug 2019
Hungarian parliament

Spend the weekend in…Budapest

From thermal baths to nearby vineyards, Budapest is a weekender’s dream

7 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: three top picks for under £12

Quality summer wine needn’t cost the earth if you know where to look

2 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: try white rioja

From white Rioja to a summer sherry – here’s what to drink in the hot weather

26 Jul 2019

Wines of the week: try a summery white port

Our pick of the best wines to enjoy over the weekend

18 Jul 2019

Wines of the week: perfect for a BBQ

Liven up your summer dining with our pick of the week’s best wine and discover a connoisseur’s favourite that is flying under the radar for under £5

5 Jul 2019

Wines of the week: summer aperitifs and a supermarket special

Uncover the Co-op’s surprising stock of eminently drinkable Langedoc and the Côtes du Rhône of Château Beauchêne – the perfect partner for a barbecue.

27 Jun 2019

Why champagne is still the finest fizz

Sparkling wines from around the world can be delicious, but champagne will always be the best

31 Oct 2017

Life’s still too short to drink bad wine

Jonathan Ray on how he updated and expanded Simon Hoggart’s classic guide for wine connoisseurs

31 Oct 2016

Cash in the cellar

Achum of mine claims to have put two of his sons through private school solely on the back of his…

1 Oct 2016