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
This household classic is the ultimate crowd pleaser whichever day of the week you make it.
Vermouth and tonic rivals G&T as the perfect summer drink. From Martini to Negroni there are countless ways to drink it.
The secret to summer drinking? Try darker rosés that blur the boundary between rosé and red wine
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.
Put a twist on your summer drinks, from scotch and soda to rum and lemonade.
From distilleries to gin bars, navigate London’s burgeoning gin scene with our guide to where to drink
The Negroni was born of a need for stronger booze. So where the current trend for it has stemmed from…
Cast your mind back to a time when cider cost more than wine. In the 17th century, these ciders (or…
Drinks pairings aren’t just for candlelit dinners in Michelin starred restaurants. A well-chosen match of refreshment and entertainment at home…
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet the owner of a classed-growth château in the Médoc. Over lunch…
Sample bottles from this up-and-coming region before everyone else cottons on
The cold snap provides ample opportunity for brandy and port while clichéd cocktails are set to make a comeback
The much maligned South African Pinotage grape is due a renaissance
December is a great time of the year to rebel against what Kingsley Amis called ‘the tyranny of wine’
‘Granny’s favourite’ is no longer the ubiquitous tipple it once was in British homes – and it’s struggling in Spain, too
The beers to drink while watching Europe and America’s best golfers do battle
Forty years after the infamous ‘Judgment of Paris’, it’s still easy to make mistakes
Sample the sipping rums that are giving whisky a run for its money
Gin is the spirit of the moment, but one Dutch distillery is out to prove vodka doesn’t have to be a bland alternative
A self-proclaimed tea snob discovers a pleasing Twist on his favourite hot drink
Japanese rice wine is said to be a ‘clean’ option for drinkers – Jonathan McAloon gave it a try