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How brewers and distillers are raising the bar

The colourful display of bottles behind a counter is always a sight to lift the spirits

How to do Paris with kids

The French capital isn’t just a holiday destination for smooching couples

It’s finally time snooker ditched the bow tie

Breaking with tradition would help bring snooker to a new audience

Close up on Two Glasses of Beer

I’m a shandy drinker, and proud of it

Adding lemonade to your pint of lager, or even bitter, is nothing to be ashamed of

Passengers queue at an airport to board a plane

I pity the fools who queue to get on planes

It doesn’t matter how long people stand at the departure gate, they’ll still end up in their allocated seat

Cape Verde: the Atlantic’s scorching secret

Cape Verde deserves to come out of the Canary Islands’ shadow

Just say no to ‘say hello’

Other people’s travel tips will only land you in trouble

Buck fizz

Surely it should be OK to dislike Champagne?

China town

It used to be just the ducks in the windows on Gerrard Street. But now Chinese investment in London is on a whole…

The Pick-up artists

You know how it is. You’re on holiday in the south of France, soaking up the rays and the fizz,…

La Marocain restaurant at La Mamounia

Lifted by the light

Sorry, T.S. Eliot, you got it wrong — January, not April, is the cruellest month. Post-Christmas torpor mixed with back-to-work…

Don’t reach for the stars

‘Meeting Kylie at her intimate gig,’ runs the Mastercard ad. ‘Priceless.’ Wrong: vaguely unfulfilling. And that’s at best. At worst…

Stealth and privilege

These must be strange times for Eton. You spend centuries building a reputation as the school for the nation’s elite,…

How high?

The Square Mile is turning cubic. The sky above London’s financial district has already been scraped by Tower 42, the…