Making fine Merlot in Canada's Okanagan Valley
There aren't plenty of regions whose Merlots deserve a first-class ticket. One such example is Canada’s Okanagan Valley.
Wine books for Christmas
From monographs to recipe books, these are Nine of the best wine books of 2020.
From spiced to barrel-rested: Six gins fit for the winter season
I've rounded up six of the best gins for the winter season.
Review: Manchester Union Brewery After Dusk Black Lager
To celebrate National Lager Day, I put it to the taste test the latest release from Manchester’s Union Brewery.
Grapes to bubbles, in a void of light
The chap in the picture is about to open a bottle of sparkling wine entirely made in the complete absence of light.
Review: Salcombe Barrel Aged Porters
Last month, Devon-based brewery Salcombe released two limited-edition beers aged in wooden barrels. I put them to the taste test.
Review: Sacred English Vermouths
This range of three English vermouths is elegant, sophisticated, and particularly apt to concoct your wintery libations.
Boozy advent calendars to get through Covid-19 restrictions
To help you get through this winter's madness, I rounded up some of 2020's most interesting boozy advent calendars.