How to bluff as a wine buff

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

The best wines for Christmas 2017

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

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

20 courses with 20 wines? These are pairings from paradise

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

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

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

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

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

A New World of wine to discover

The astonishing Aussie ‘Noirs’ that rival premier cru Burgundy

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

Is ‘duty free’ really duty-free?

Bargain hunting for booze can be a tricky business at airports

Eight wines to go with your pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

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

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

The perfect white wines for winter

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

Dry January is finally over. Let’s ditch it for good next year

The winter months are the time to be compensating for the weather with red wine and spirits

Five most read articles of 2016

From left wing berks to rip off wine lists, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months

We name and shame the worst mark-ups in London restaurants

An average Sauternes from a below-average ­vintage costs £460 plus service when it retails for less than £50

Life’s still too short to drink bad wine

Jonathan Ray on how he updated and expanded Simon Hoggart’s classic guide for wine connoisseurs

2015 is the only vintage wine-lovers need to remember

If your mind goes blank when picking out a bottle, just go for one very good year

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.

What’s a travelling oenophile to do?

Nothing beats drinking Chateau d’Yquem in a tropical paradise