Wines and Spirits

Behind Emirates' business, first class wine lists

For most travellers, choosing a wine to enjoy with their meal in business class or first class can be as simple as opening the ...

The case for blended Scotch whisky

It’s been a long time since blended Scotch was cool. In 2008, Scotland exported roughly 840 million bottles of it; in 201...

Luxury hotels swap the minibar for a maxi-bar

Hotels are turning to new bar experiences as a means to keep luxury customers on their toes – and increase favorable food...

Seven pinot grigios which deserve a closer look

Here’s a sad truth. Most pinot grigio is so watery, bland, and just plain dull that wine snobs scorn it and sommeliers at...

Inside Hendrick's new gin distillery

The door is stout, with curly wrought iron hinges, the only entrance in an imposing, 13-foot-high brick wall. It could be the e...

Five up-and-coming Aussie whiskies to watch for

Australian whisky has achieved some incredible feats in its short lifetime, but its availability and pricing has largely put it...

The 'King of Cocktails' sticks to a gin martini

Dale DeGroff spends about two thirds of his year on the road educating and consulting the international bar industry as the wor...

Tour the vineyard behind Henschke Hill of Grace

With the debut of Henschke's Hill of Grace 2013, we tour the vineyard and tell the story behind the standout Australian shiraz....

Scotland's next wave of whisky distilleries

It's no secret that Scotch whisky is booming. The industry posted record-breaking exports in 2017, according to a report by the...

West Sonoma Coast is a sweet spot for pinot

The remote coastline of Sonoma never fails to impress. Chilly fog and wind roll in from the Pacific, covering ridges of towerin...

Worldwide whisky honour for Sullivans Cove

Tasmanian distillery Sullivans Cove has added yet another honour to its ever-increasing haul, although this time it's for the m...

The best Bordeaux wines of 2017

Bordeaux suffered from a terrible growing season in 2017, resulting in a small – though, in some cases, truly specia...

Five bespoke whisky and gin glasses

Want to increase your enjoyment of whisky and gin? Try pouring it into a glass that's been specifically designed to concentrate...

Ryan Reynolds backs the boom in boutique gin

Rising sales and plenty of love from bartenders and drinkers alike are giving gin a buzzy resurgence. Sales of super-premium g...

Three Japanese whisky distilleries to watch

Whisky from Japan has become one of the rarest, most luxurious categories, and for good reason. As is expected from Japan, end...

How to invest in a whisky cask

In recent years we’ve seen whisky investing branch out into new and exciting categories. There's been a whisky cryptocurr...

Sullivans Cove to release Special Cask #3

Tasmanian distillery Sullivans Cove will be releasing the latest cask in their range of unique and rare malts, designated Speci...

Visiting The Macallan whisky distillery

The world has its fair share of landmark wineries, notable not only for the quality of their products but for their spectacular...