Poured on the Fourth of July

To celebrate Independence Day, a brief history of American boozing

Three bottles of counterfeit wine used as evidence in the trial of wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan

How to spot counterfeit wine

Con artists are flooding the fine wine market with fakes

Drinking with dad is one of life’s great pleasures

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

Election night boozy bingo

A drinking game to get you through to the wee small hours

In praise of decent coffee shops

Support your local independent

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

A couple of holidaymakers drinking through straws at Hyde Park Lido, London

Six unusual gin mixers for summer

Forget bog-standard tonic, your gin should be mixing in better company

Eight of the best boozy scenes in cinema

From Withnail & I to The Blues Brothers, try and keep up with these big screen drinkers

Five of the best rooftop bars in London

Where to go alfresco in the capital this summer

What to drink at Easter – if you gave up drinking for Lent

Staying off the booze during Lent is tougher than Dry January

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

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

Collection of Irish whiskey in shot glasses

The best Irish whiskeys to craic open

Distilleries across the Emerald Isle are now producing whiskeys to truly savour

Eight wines to go with your pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

We’ve selected the perfect bottles of wine to partner up with your pancakes

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

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

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

Dry January is finally over. Let’s ditch it for good next year

The winter months are the time to be compensating for the weather with red wine and spirits

Keep self-pouring beer pumps out of our pubs

If bar staff are replaced with automatic beer pumps, it would be a tragedy for the Great British pub

Avoid a hangover with a half of mild

It’s high time mild ale made a comeback

Toast the New Year with a Belgian beer

Embrace some beautiful beers from Belgium before Article 50 kicks in

Britain’s heading for Brexit, but our beer is going continental

Craft breweries are increasingly looking to Europe for inspiration

There’s more to fizz than prosecco and champagne

A guide to the best sparkling wines from around the world