Tipples

10 American drinks to try on July 4th

From Jack Daniels to a sophisticated Oregon wine, there’s no excuse for an empty glass this Saturday.

2 Jul 2020

The European Championship…of drink: from Belgian beer to Swedish vodka

The football tournament may be cancelled but the continent’s best drinks can still compete. So who wins?

29 Jun 2020

The best rosés to enjoy in the heatwave

Paler rosés may be all the rage but opt for a darker shade for a more refined flavour.

24 Jun 2020

The best gins to buy for Father’s Day

Give the old man something new in his glass with these top-notch bottles.

11 Jun 2020

The best wines to drink in June

Our guide to the month’s best bottles – Rhône, Riesling and a surprisingly sophisticated £5.50 sherry from Morrisons.

10 Jun 2020

Five wines that take you abroad

Since we’re not going anywhere fast, why not rely on these vintages to transport you?

1 Jun 2020

How to make the perfect Pimm’s

Top tips for mastering this British summer classic.

22 May 2020

Shake it up: iconic hotel cocktails to recreate at home

Whether you’re craving a negroni or a breakfast martini, these recipes will help you pull off the perfect lockdown drink.

14 May 2020

Six wines to savour during May

From rosé to rioja – our pick of the month’s best bottles.

7 May 2020

Star power: How Brangelina rescued rosé

Miraval is that rare find – a celebrity-endorsed product that lives up to the hype.

27 Apr 2020

Six film and cocktail pairings to liven up your nights in

Match your cocktail to your film choice for the perfect lockdown evening.

15 Apr 2020

The best wines to enjoy during lockdown

Make self isolation a little more palatable with our pick of the month’s best wines.

6 Apr 2020

8 wine delivery services to use during lockdown

Supermarkets are running out of wine as well as the basics so why not support an independent wine merchant instead?

23 Mar 2020

Eight wines to go with your pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

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

22 Feb 2020

Wines of the month: Mencia is the trend-setting grape on everyone’s lips

Mencia’s floral flavours and a £7.25 bottle from Waitrose are the wines to watch out for in February.

14 Feb 2020

Wines of the month: try Canadian fizz from British Columbia

Megxit provides us with the perfect excuse to toast the fine wines coming out of Canada, from Niagara to British Columbia.

23 Jan 2020

Does Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac champagne pass the taste test?

Reese Witherspoon famously stole a glass at the Golden Globes but, at £1,095 a bottle, does it live up to the hype?

16 Jan 2020

What to drink this Christmas

Christmas Eve Gin reigned supreme once more this year and come Christmas many of us will be reaching for the…

20 Dec 2019

Wines of the month: 6 of the best for Christmas

2018 Alamos Uco Valley Malbec, 13.5%vol, (£6.99 if you mix 6; Majestic). From Mendoza’s Uco Valley, an easy-going Malbec that’s…

19 Dec 2019

Five of the best ports for Christmas

They do things properly at Quinta do Noval: after every dinner of deliciously sturdy Portuguese food, the decanters come round.…

16 Dec 2019

The best gins to drink this Christmas

Go off the beaten track to discover distilleries that will satisfy even the most discerning gin-lover

13 Dec 2019

Six cheese and wine pairings for Christmas

The flavours of these traditional Christmas cheeses are transformed when matched with the right wine

10 Dec 2019

Wines of the week: try Queen Victoria’s favourite tipple

Here’s what to drink as we head into the festive season

29 Nov 2019

The best advent calendars for foodies

From craft cider to cheese, there’s an advent calendar out there for you

18 Nov 2019

Wines of the week: try a pale red from South West Romania

A Pinot Noir from the hillside vineyards of South West Romania is one of our wines of the week

15 Nov 2019

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