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Get the latest news and features on wine, beer and spirits, with expert advice and recommendations from the leading drinks experts from around the world. We’ve got the latest tasting reports with Luxury Lifestyle Magazine editors’ newest ratings of recommended wines, health updates, interviews with celebrities, chefs and sommeliers.

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine food and drink editor Natasha Heard takes a detailed look at Salcombe Gin, a premium brand of gin that is starting to create a huge name for itself. Last year ended on a high...

The definitive luxury malt, The Dalmore, is set to release an exceptionally rare, Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished 50-year-old single malt to mark its Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th...

Taylor’s announces the release of a 1967 Single Harvest Port, the fourth in a series of 50 year old limited edition Tawny Ports. Taylor’s Port has released a limited edition Single Harvest Port from...

Combining beautiful sights with a drop of the local vino has got to be every wine-connoisseur’s dream holiday. With this in mind we’ve enlisted the help of Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours...

If the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, a food or drink festive present is a no-brainer at Christmas. Here’s some of the top gifts we’ve had the pleasure of tasting over...

Food & Drink editor Natasha Heard picks her top nine white wines for you to enjoy this Christmas. Pfalz, 2014 Riesling Sekt Brut, Reichsrat von Buhl (75) Fresh, fruity and off-dry, this is the perfect...

We take a look at the very best red wines to enjoy over the Christmas and New Year period. Our picks are rich, fresh and above all, delicious. Luis Cañas Selección De La Familia Rioja Reserva 2008 (75cl) Powerful...

We’re bubbling with enthusiasm for all things festive, especially Champagne here at Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. Our food and drink editor Natasha Heard has sipped her way through bottles of bubbly...

Multi-award winning Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky, based in the Aberdeenshire town of Huntly, leaves the discerning whisky lover spoiled for choice this Christmas. We take a look at their most luxurious...

There’s no better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with a tasty cocktail or two. And, with 2-year worldwide sales volume of spirits exceeding 21.29 million liters, it seems the marketplace is...

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine takes a detailed look at the inspirational story behind David Stewart MBE – the longest-serving malt master in the Scotch whisky industry. David Stewart started work at...

Speyside single malt Balvenie has unveiled Chapter Two of its DCS Compendium, a limited edition collection of five stunning whiskies with a price tag of £20,000. The collection, created by Balvenie malt...

The Vineyard has been described as a temple to Californian wine. Located just outside of Newbury in Berkshire, this establishment certainly deserves its reputation as one of the UK’s leading wine...

Legendary reggae band UB40 are launching a new limited edition cuvée of red wine to celebrate the highly anticipated release of their upcoming album ‘Unplugged’ on November 18. The popular group,...

November 7th-13th is International Sherry Week – a global fiesta that celebrates the unique southern Spanish fortified wine. Special events across the globe will give foodies and wine fans the opportunity...

By Nigel Hopkins A leading Australian winemaker will soon open a cellar door that promises to thrill all the senses to improve the bottom line. For d’Arenberg Winery’s Chester Osborn, the five-storey...

Stylish in appearance and premium in taste, Vintage Velvet is a new variety of vodka that is made by infusing locally sourced Chardonnary grape juice, to produce a unique double-distilled spirit full of...

Based in Bedale, North Yorkshire, Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin was created by husband and wife team, Karl and Cathy Mason, after the gin lovers were disappointed to find that so many gins tasted the same and...

English wine is enjoying something of a renaissance, with records showing that the number of British vineyards has expanded by over half in recent years. Kent and Sussex boast numerous award winning wine...

Words by: Barbara Pavone It was 1887 when master winemaker Francesco Mionetto first began producing wine in the heart of Italy’s Conegliano-Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. region, known for being home to the...

The exclusive ‘La Part Des Anges’ Cognac auction has now opened lots to UK bidders. The famous charity auction of exceptional Cognac celebrates their 10th anniversary with an online partnership that...

Spirits connoisseur Jason Butterworth takes a detailed look at Gin Lane 1751, a classic Victorian style gin that was supposedly a favourite with Winston Churchill. Gin Lane 1751 is made at Thames Distillers...

Forget ice, orange juice or Coke. A new luxury brand of vodka has launched in the UK with the slogan it’s “so pure that masking the flavour with mixers would be a crime”. Aimed at the...

By Barbara Pavone Ahh, rosé: one of the most debated cuvées in the world of wine. Although so-called purists have been known to argue otherwise, there is great merit to a finely blended rosé and there...

Being taught how to be a cheese judge, or a Comté cheese judge in particular, from the Jura Mountains (a border region to the French, Swiss) was the focus of our evening at Buchanans Cheesemongers, Porchester...

2016 has been a turbulent year for many, while for others, it has been truly sparkling – and though we’re still little more than halfway in, luxury champagne brand, Champagne de Watère already...

The eagerly awaited Black Bull 40 year old special release has just been launched. Multi-award winning Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has added this new, exceptionally rare whisky to its distinguished range....

Boasting an impressive array of health benefits, it’s no wonder cognac is often referred to as the ‘healing drink’. With well-known rappers such as Drake and Jay Z both declaring fondness for the...

Here are some of the best wine gifts for Father’s Day that are sure to keep dear old dad toasting throughout the year. Make dad’s day with an award-winning Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Noir. This English...

With summer only a light breeze away, that refreshing jug of Pimm’s is set to be a table top essential for al fresco feasts. The quintessentially English beverage boasts a recognisable tawny colour...

The Last Drop Distillers, dubbed “the world’s most exclusive spirits company”, has launched the sixth bottling in its collection – of which only 898 bottles exist. The rare and exquisite...

The 1st of May 2016 will see the world reveal of Krug’s Clos du Mesnil 2002, reflecting the individuality, purity and intensity of a single walled plot of vines, a single grape variety, Chardonnay,...

Distinguished Distillerie Tessendier & Fils will launch its premium Park Cognac and 8 Place du Marché wine in the UK on May 4th. The launch will coincide with the London Wine Fair (3-5 May). Distillerie...

Monaco real estate is amongst the most sought after in Europe. It’s not hard to see why with the outstanding climate and way of life. There are some incredible Michelin Star restaurants to experience...

If you want to buy wine to keep, it is worth knowing that it is a fragile product that needs careful storage. The ideal conditions are reunited in a cool cellar, but with today’s expensive housing market...

In the South West of France, Plaimont Producteurs is producing high quality wines in an area stretching from the foothills of the Pyrenees to the hills and valleys of Gascony. It is a cooperative – a...

English wine producer Denbies celebrates 30 years of winemaking in the Surrey Hills and invites visitors to explore ‘The vineyard through the seasons’. Thirty years after the White family blazed a...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a vineyard? The vine leasing scheme from Bolney Wine Estate offers you a chance to be part of creating some of the nation’s best wine, and makes...

Premium South American wine estates, Bodega Argento and Bodega Garzón have teamed up with Latin American inspired pop-up UNA, to launch a series of exclusive supper clubs. Located underneath London’s...

Created by Darren De Bortoli, the Black Noble was inspired by a 1930s wine made by his grandfather, Vittorio De Bortoli who first established De Bortoli Wines in 1928. Vittorio immigrated with his wife...