Wine & Food

Summer calls for Pimm’s, not Aperol Spritz

At university we used to fill up paddling pools with the stuff. But where has Pimm’s gone this summer?

21 Jul 2016

On the pleasures of nostalgia glamour

It was never about the food.

19 Jul 2016

‘Perfect Instagram fodder’ – Rawligion reviewed

It’s not easy being green, as Van Morrison sang. It’s not cheap either. One of the chief criticisms of pretty-girl…

12 Jul 2016

What will Brexit mean for British food?

The EU has transformed the way we buy, cook, eat and think about food.

Theresa May’s Ottolenghi revelation is gobsmacking

Forget footwear. The most telling thing about Theresa May, as suggested in interview with Robert Peston, is her cookbook collection…

5 Jul 2016

What will heaven be if not a charming room in Islington, full of delicious food? – Smoke & Salt reviewed

Upstairs at the Chapel Bar in Islington, the windows at Smoke & Salt overlook a terrace bedecked with pot plants and…

15 Jun 2016

Food in the nude isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: The Bunyadi, reviewed

I’m not a stranger to getting my kit off. I once spent a day on the tube in a bikini,…

13 Jun 2016
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Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

Frozen fish, insipid sauces, dry bread and cheapskate pizza

6 Jun 2016

For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

Silver napkin rings £350, basket with bike attached £33,659… or come back down to earth with classy tin plates for £5.95

6 Jun 2016

Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

EatAbout and Dish Next Door connect chefs and amateur cooks to hungry diners, cutting out the restaurant trade entirely

5 Jun 2016

Amazon.grub

Violet Hudson throws a dinner party using Amazon’s food delivery service

4 Jun 2016

At 19, heavy drinking was the only one way I could prepare for University Challenge

Our opponents were already in the studio looking brainy and sober

4 Jun 2016

Blancmange is either ignored or despised: here’s how to make one that’s neither slimy nor bland

Much more subtle than its lurid cousin the jelly, it never belonged at children’s parties

To drink a beer called ‘Maple Bacon Coffee Porter’ is to say: ‘I’m better than you’

How fussy fans of ‘artisan’ brewing brought hipster snobbery to the everyman world of beer-drinking

4 Jun 2016

You won’t make a profit buying Bordeaux en primeur

Snce 2008 punters have lost money on every single vintage except 2012

3 Jun 2016

A splash of Burgundy

A unique dinner with rare bottles from Domaine Leroy

23 Mar 2016

The best champagne is worth sitting down to

How to appreciate the true sparkle of a good vintage

5 Dec 2015

The wine world’s greatest battle: Burgundy vs Bordeaux

One subtly envelops your taste buds, while the other merely triggers them

26 Sep 2015

A toast to grape Britain

A Prosecco shortage? Maybe try Grape Britain.

23 Jun 2015

Buck fizz

Surely it should be OK to dislike Champagne?

20 Jun 2015

Zen and the Art of Scotch

Miranda Grant is enthusiastic about whisky. At last December’s whisky auction in Edinburgh, a bottle of 55-year-old Glenfiddich was sold…