Yanks spanked: 5 of Europe’s greatest Ryder Cup wins

Darren Clarke’s men can take inspiration from these memorable triumphs

Stay-at-home drinkers should get out and support their local gastropub

We needed gastropubs to improve the pub-going experience. Now, they need us.

Why can’t Australians cope with a British Empire-themed restaurant?

The British Colonial Co. faced a backlash when it announced it was taking its inspiration from ‘the stylish days’ of the British Empire

How to cook a rabbit, the ethical way

In an exclusive series for Spectator Life, Louise Gray shares recipes learnt during her year only eating animals she killed herself

The end of the ironing age

With technology steaming ahead, it could be time to say goodbye to our irons

The spruced-up Centre Point casts an ugly shadow over London

The luxury flats in the redeveloped tower are an insult to a city in the grip of a housing crisis

Honey: the nectar of gods and posh hippies

Honey has been prized throughout history and its sweet appeal shows no sign of abating

Gallery: David Bowie’s art collection

The Starman’s private art collection is going under the hammer in November

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

The Donald, Jacko and me

In 1990, a cub reporter found himself on a private jet with Donald Trump and Michael Jackson. He wasn’t told where they were going. That young journalist was Alex Connock

How to bake perfect brioche

Creating beautiful brioche takes planning, perseverance and a whole lot of eggs

Ten TV programmes to watch this autumn

From true crime to sci-fi sitcoms, there’s plenty of new television to keep you entertained in the coming months

Renting out your house on Airbnb is nothing to be scared of

The fear of having strangers sleeping in my bed was tempered by the prospect of cash and cat-sitters

In Cubans we trust: five cigars to invest in right now

You won’t regret splashing out on a box of limited edition cigars, says Tom Chamberlin

Mussel memories: How to cook perfect moules marinière

Knocking up a steaming bowl of moules is quick, easy and guaranteed to conjure the holiday spirit at home

Forget claret and California, Rhône is the ruler of the reds

Uncorking a bottle of rouge from the Rhône is the perfect way to celebrate International Grenache Day

How gruel became cool

Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more

Why wine experts are so easy to con

A new documentary shows that gullibility goes with the glugging in the world of fine wine

My DIY dinner at the Ikea restaurant

The Swedish flatpack furniture giant has opened a London eatery

The good, the bad and the ugly: a guided tour of Westminster’s pubs

Alex Wickham goes on a crawl of SW1’s hostelries in search of a killer scoop

Apparently, I’m the Basil Fawlty of the English country house

Thanks to personal and insulting attacks on TripAdvisor, I’m thinking of giving up the personal tours of my home I have been providing since I was 15 years old