Wine

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

30 Jan 2017

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

23 Dec 2016

Spectacular wines that won’t cost you a fortune this Christmas

Four magnificent bottles to stock up on in December

6 Dec 2016

Boozing, flirting and a little brawling is the best way to enjoy the festive season

Julie Burchill on how to survive the party circuit this Christmas

25 Nov 2016

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

15 Nov 2016

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

31 Oct 2016

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

7 Oct 2016

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.

29 Sep 2016

What’s a travelling oenophile to do?

Nothing beats drinking Chateau d’Yquem in a tropical paradise

22 Sep 2016

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

16 Sep 2016

Why wine experts are so easy to con

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

15 Sep 2016

Moderate drinkers are less likely to suffer heart attacks than teetotallers

People who drink regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than teetotallers, according to research by Imre…

The best champagne is worth sitting down to

How to appreciate the true sparkle of a good vintage

5 Dec 2015

A toast to grape Britain

A Prosecco shortage? Maybe try Grape Britain.

23 Jun 2015