Wines and Spirits

How to drink like a local, wherever you travel

Business travel brings plenty of opportunities to sample a world of customs, cuisines and drinks.

Stellar Grange headlines Penfolds' 2019 collection

Executive Traveller was among the world's first to taste and rate the much-anticipated Penfolds 2019 release.

Where to find some of the world's best pinot noir

In Oregon, Executive Traveller wine writer Nick Stock finds some amazing wineries behind the Portlandia cliche.

Peated whisky brings smoke to the spirits world

Winter, Bruce Ferrier insists, is whisky weather. Or, more precisely, the ideal time to break the seal on a peated whisky. Kno...

Discover Japan's incredible white wines

Inside a 19th-century silk merchant’s house in Katsunuma, Japan, about 70 miles west of central Tokyo, the three Aruga br...

Remarkable rise of rosé entices luxury group LVMH

The maker of Louis Vuitton handbags and Veuve Clicquot Champagne is taking aim at a form of luxury consumption that’s spr...

Making the case for pre-mixed cocktails

Order a martini at the Grill in New York City’s midtown Manhattan, and a strange thing happens. Instead of reaching for a...

Whisky review: Tasting Old Pulteney’s new line-up

Scotland’s Pulteney Distillery has given its core range a dramatic refresh with new ages, new labels, new names and in ma...

These HiFi bars combine music and mixology

Hi-Fi cocktail bars aren't just for Tokyo anymore, as a new breed of bar aims to please your ears as much as your tas...

Penfolds' new Champagnes make a sparkling debut

With a cheeky 'coals to Newcastle' pitch, Penfolds chose Paris for the overnight international launch of a trio of Champagnes. ...

Get to know mezcal, tequila's smoky cousin

After years in the shadows of its famous relative tequila, mezcal is finally having its day in the sun. You only need to look ...

Why brandy deserves a spirited second look

"How about a nip of brandy?' It's an invitation unlikely to conjure images of style and sophistication for many of us, but subs...

Escape your comfort zone with adventurous spirits

There's a whole world of whiskies, rums and vodkas – and then there's a whole other world  of more exotic lique...

Here are the world's best whiskies of 2019

Australia has picked up another crown at the international awards for the world's best whiskys, with local hero Sullivans Cove ...

Discovering Tasmania's cool-climate wines

Pop into just about any wine bar in Sydney or Melbourne and there will be a glass or two of cool-climate Tasmanian wine on offe...

Canadian whisky's welcome renaissance

Canadian whisky has long been in the shadows of American bourbon, but there are welcome signs of a renaissance. A landmark mom...

Review: Glenmorangie 2019 Private Edition Allta

I've always respected Glenmorangie's Private Editions as genuine departures from the core Glenmorangie range. They often involv...

It's time to pay attention to the 'other' Cabernet

Quick: when you hear a wine is cabernet, do you automatically think cabernet sauvignon? Of course you do. It’s the world&...