Dreaming of a dram? These distilleries offer an insight into one of the world’s great drinks, and are often in stunning locations, too
A champagne cork’s throw from Dorking – and 40 minutes from London – our wine critic toasts English plonk’s progress at a vineyard that feels like part of the local community
On the cusp of the grape harvest, here’s our pick of vineyard stays easily accessible by train in the UK, France and Switzerland
The region is famous for its crêpes, cider and fresh seafood, which can be enjoyed everywhere from oyster markets to fine bistros overlooking the sea
Exploring Cognac and the Charente region gives an insight into a brandy rich in history – with a barrel full of tastings on offer
People pay top dollar for ‘premium’ brands indistinguishable in blind taste tests from tap water – is it about status, wellness or something more fundamental?