A Weekend In . . . The South Downs

As we stood on top of the South Downs one early autumn afternoon, looking across the valley opposite as a blanket of burnt orange woodland rolled into the distance, it was hard to imagine why you...


St Lucia: The Best Beaches, Hotels And Restaurants

The most steamily romantic island in the Caribbean comprises two distinct halves linked by winding roads and an unexpected passion for country music. The south — dominated by the twin peaks of Gros.


20 Great Autumn Breaks And Activities In Britain

1 Cambridge cultureAutumn is a busy time in Cambridge’s cultural calendar; a new exhibition dedicated to the works of Virginia Woolf opens at the Fitzwilliam (fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk) on October 2...


Berry Bros Savours Its Corking Results

Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant has recorded its strongest sales since 2011 as a revival strategy starts to bear fruit after three years. Berry Bros & Rudd said that it had generated.


Martin Moran: British Bon Vivant Steven Spurrier Pours Forth About The Judgment Of Paris

There is an old saying in the trade that goes: “The best way to make a small fortune in wine is to start with a large one.” Steven Spurrier did his best to embody the aphorism, it would appear. Th


Great Wine And Fine Dining At Lalique’s Latest French Hotel

What a way to set the tone. The sleek Porsche Panamera was waiting for me outside Bordeaux railway station. It was a first for me and, I quickly gathered on my throaty 45-minute drive through the...


Say Cheers As Craft Beer Flows Into The Mainstream

Following in the footsteps of a famous parent is no easy task. For Logan Plant, the son of Robert Plant, the Led Zeppelin frontman, the job got a little easier in June when Beavertown Brewery, the...


Corona Beer Owner Spends £3bn To Raise Stake In Cannabis Firm Canopy

The American drinks group behind Corona beer, Svedka vodka and Robert Mondavi wine is developing a taste for cannabis. Constellation Brands announced yesterday that it would be spending C$5.1...


Wine Review: Our Pick Of The Bottles To Buy In August

SPARKLING Crémant d’Alsace Cuvée Julien, Dopff au Moulin NV, FranceThe Wine Society, £13Head beyond Champagne into Alsace and you will find fresh, crisp, zesty sparkling wine that’s great to se


Best Places To Live In The City: From Belfast To Bristol, Edinburgh And Norwich

Why would you want to live anywhere else but a city when you can have world-class culture, the finest food, glorious parks, lidos and cutting-edge cool? City living is no longer just about London...

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