How to pair beer with food

Enjoy a glass of stout with your steak or an IPA with your Indian

Collection of Irish whiskey in shot glasses

Go beyond Guinness for your St Patrick’s Day drinks

Ireland’s finest whiskey, small-batch gin and craft stout will keep you nicely topped up on March 17

The spirited women behind one of the world’s finest rums

Photographer Nicolee Drake meets the weavers of Guatemala

How to bluff as a wine buff

Masquerade as a connoisseur with these tips from The Wine Show’s Amelia Singer

English wine: the best of the bunch

Give these homegrown wines a chance and you won’t be disappointed

The fad for non-alcoholic drinks overlooks one thing: they’re all disgusting

Are people so vulnerable to social pressure to get sloshed they must pretend to be drinking when they aren’t?

Craft beer: a beginner’s guide

The best places to buy it and top tips for picking your perfect ale

The best whisky distillery tours in Scotland

Visit the places where Scotland’s finest whiskies are made

Top tipples for 2018

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

The best (and booziest) ways to defy Dry January

How to drink your way through the first month of the year

How wine-making came to London

The growth of urban wineries has spread from America to our capital city

Head down under for your Christmas wine

Stock up on some fabulous wines from Australia this festive season

The best wines for Christmas 2017

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

Why brandy is the true spirit of Christmas

Plus a selection of the best brandies to sample this festive season

A woman on a mission to keep the fine wine flowing

Lizzy Rudd, the new chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, on the tricks of the wine trade, working with family and drinking responsibly

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

Why champagne is still the finest fizz

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

The Amateur Drinker: Vintage memories of Blackberry Way

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries red wine

Auf wiedersehen, Blue Nun: Brits have rediscovered the joy of quality German wine

The current popularity of German wine is picking up where British drinkers left off a century ago

The Amateur Drinker: Will gin be my perfect tonic?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, gin and tonic

Do low-alcohol drinks pass the taste test?

Priscilla Pollara is off the booze and on the hunt for decent low- and non-alcoholic beverages

The Amateur Drinker: Getting the (craft) beers in

After a lifetime of not drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries craft beer

Grape expectations: A different kind of gin to mix with

Gin made from grapes is enjoying a welcome revival

The Amateur Drinker: A piña colada epiphany

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke is hitting the bottle. This week, he gives retro cocktails a go