Wine

A weekend break in English wine country

Any wine aficionado worth their Chardonnay will tell you; one of the most exciting emerging wine regions right now is…

29 May 2019

Why cider is the new fine wine

Cast your mind back to a time when cider cost more than wine. In the 17th century, these ciders (or…

24 May 2019

Mount Etna: Italy’s most exciting new wine region

Sample bottles from this up-and-coming region before everyone else cottons on

13 Mar 2019

London’s best underground bars and restaurants

Delve beneath the city’s surface for some of the capital’s finest hidden restaurants and cocktail haunts.

Dry January is over: here’s what to drink

The cold snap provides ample opportunity for brandy and port while clichéd cocktails are set to make a comeback

30 Jan 2019

The best wines from South Africa

The much maligned South African Pinotage grape is due a renaissance

26 Dec 2018

A triumph from the Dolomites

The best Super Tuscan that’s not from Tuscany

28 Nov 2018

For festive drinking, choose Christmas spirits

December is a great time of the year to rebel against what Kingsley Amis called ‘the tyranny of wine’

28 Nov 2018

How blind tastings led to wine’s identity crisis

Forty years after the infamous ‘Judgment of Paris’, it’s still easy to make mistakes

19 Sep 2018

With wines as good as this, George Clooney’s house didn’t get a look in

A heavenly daze at the Villa d’Este symposium on Lake Como

25 Apr 2018

A glass of wine won’t shorten your life – moderate drinking is still good for you

When bad science appears in the media, who is to blame? Sometimes it is the fault of the journalists, sometimes…

17 Apr 2018

How to bluff as a wine buff

Masquerade as a connoisseur with these tips from The Wine Show’s Amelia Singer

7 Mar 2018

The best wines for Christmas 2018

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

19 Dec 2017

A woman on a mission to keep the fine wine flowing

Lizzy Rudd, the new chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, on the tricks of the wine trade, working with family and drinking responsibly

1 Dec 2017

20 courses with 20 wines? These are pairings from paradise

Mugaritz in Basque Country offers the most memorable foodie experience anywhere on the planet

29 Nov 2017

Wine holidays off the beaten track

Vintage wine trips aren’t just the reserve of Napa Valley and the south of France

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

1 Nov 2017

The Amateur Drinker: Vintage memories of Blackberry Way

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries red wine

26 Oct 2017

The best Rioja has lost the right to its name – thankfully

Like many other drink lovers, I haven’t really taken this Spanish wine seriously. Until now

20 Sep 2017
Three bottles of counterfeit wine used as evidence in the trial of wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan

How to spot counterfeit wine

Con artists are flooding the fine wine market with fakes

26 Jun 2017

A New World of wine to discover

The astonishing Aussie ‘Noirs’ that rival premier cru Burgundy

14 Jun 2017

Beware the cult of ‘natural wine’

Many, if not most, of the reds taste like flawed cider or rotten sherry. Whites can be better but have no aftertaste

23 Mar 2017

Is ‘duty free’ really duty-free?

Bargain hunting for booze can be a tricky business at airports

27 Feb 2017

Eight wines to go with your pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

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

24 Feb 2017

Staying in with some quality booze is the best option for Valentine’s Day

Henry Jeffreys recommends wines and spirits to fall in love with on February 14

10 Feb 2017

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

2 Feb 2017