Tipples

Wines of the week: try port from the Douro Valley

From an established Beaujolais winemaker to an affordable white from Sancerre, here’s what to drink this weekend

8 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: watch the rugby final with a glass of English fizz

2010 Ambriel Classic Cuvée, 12%vol, (£72.50 per magnum) It’s the Rugby World Cup final this weekend and drink will be…

1 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: try wine from a renaissance vineyard

It’s easy to see why wines from Domaine Paul Blanck & Fils grace the tables of France’s grandest restaurants

25 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try an Argentinian white that was made by mistake

Winemaker Francois Lurton ordered Chardonnay cuttings from France, was sent Pinot Gris by mistake, planted it anyway and was taken aback by how well it grew at altitude

18 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try a pink crémant from Bordeaux

2018 Botte de Conti Pecorino Terre di Chieti, 12%vol, (£5.75; Lidl) I normally wouldn’t even look at a wine this…

11 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try a Chardonnay from the Western Cape

We round up the best wines to drink this weekend

4 Oct 2019

Wines of the week: try a red from the foothills of the Andes

From South American reds to English fizz, here’s what to drink this weekend

27 Sep 2019

What to drink during the Rugby World Cup

The morning games of the Rugby World Cup are giving us all an excuse to embrace early morning drinking.

25 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: try an autumnal red from Avignon

From a plum-infused red wine to South Africa’s most elegant winery, here’s our pick of the week’s best vintages

13 Sep 2019

Why Chablis is the wine of the moment

No longer confined to office parties and picnics, Chablis is having a revival

9 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: try a Chilean red from a renowned winemaker

Taste the Chilean wine that should be in the cellar of every serious wine collector

6 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: discover the ideal red for meat lovers

Pair your steak with a Californian red and sip on a best-selling claret this week

1 Sep 2019

Wines of the week: try a Sicilian red from the foothills of Etna

Sicily’s Etna produces volcanic soil that produces some of the best red wine around – here’s what to try

23 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: try a volcanic red

2018 Torres Viña Sol, 11.5%vol. The Torres family has been making first rate wine in Spain since 1870. This, their…

16 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: an affordable Bordeaux for the cellar

The Limarí Valley in Chile is one of the sweetest of sweet spots for growing Chardonnay and it’s from there that Santa Rita now sources all the fruit for this white Burgundy-rivalling beauty

9 Aug 2019

How to make tea-infused cocktails

Cocktails began their life in the 17th century coffee houses where tea was a common ingredient. Here are four tea-infused drinks to try.

2 Aug 2019

Wines of the week: three top picks for under £12

Quality summer wine needn’t cost the earth if you know where to look

2 Aug 2019

What to drink whilst watching The Ashes

England and Australia are about to go head to head at Lords but who wins in the drinks department?

The best wines to bring back from Europe

With Brexit on the cards, filling your suitcase with wines from your European break has become all the more enticing. Here’s what to pack.

30 Jul 2019

Wines of the week: try white rioja

From white Rioja to a summer sherry – here’s what to drink in the hot weather

26 Jul 2019

Wines of the week: try a summery white port

Our pick of the best wines to enjoy over the weekend

18 Jul 2019

Wines of the week: perfect for a BBQ

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

5 Jul 2019

Five ways to drink Vermouth

Vermouth and tonic rivals G&T as the perfect summer drink. From Martini to Negroni there are countless ways to drink it.

3 Jul 2019

The best summer wines

The secret to summer drinking? Try darker rosés that blur the boundary between rosé and red wine

27 Jun 2019

Wines of the week: summer aperitifs and a supermarket special

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.

27 Jun 2019

There’s more to summer drinking than Pimm’s and G&T

Put a twist on your summer drinks, from scotch and soda to rum and lemonade.

18 Jun 2019