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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...

Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has launched the pinnacle of the Chivas Regal range – Chivas Regal The Icon, in the UK. A new ultra prestige blended Scotch whisky, created...

Leading Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has unveiled an ancient Amontillado Sherry. Dating back to the 19th century and thought to be one of the oldest and rarest sherries on the market today, the limited...

Revered Japanese whisky brand Suntory have just launched their hugely anticipated, limited edition single malt, The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016. Luxury Lifestyle Magazine takes a detailed look at the new...

Perrier- Jouët Small Discoveries Blason Rosé Coffret is the third release from the ‘Small Discoveries’ collection – a longstanding collaboration between Perrier-Jouët and award-winning Viennese...

The distillers of the international award-winning Shortcross Gin at Rademon Estate Distillery in Co. Down have launched a limited edition Cask Aged Shortcross Gin. The exciting new gin has been released...

If you are celebrating the Scottish national Bard on Burns Night with a traditional supper of Haggis, neeps and tatties, why not add some Caorunn Gin to the toasting options? One for those who may want...

There’s more to Valentine’s Day than champagne and roses and Belsazar Vermouth have released a limited edition 2010 Vintage Rosé vermouth which will please epicureans, trend followers and purveyors...

What better way to honour Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, than by raising a dram of Founder’s Reserve, the latest expression from The Glenlivet – the original single malt Scotch whisky. The...

Our food and drink editor Natasha Heard picks out five delicious wines to enjoy this year. Chemins de Gascogne 2014, Côtes de Gascogne – Plaimont Producteurs, Tesco £5 The Côtes de Gascogne appellation...

Tastemakers behind the world’s most expensive champagne continue to break boundaries, introducing another supremely-luxe bottle of bubbly in the U.S. The ultra-luxury wine and spirits purveyor Prodiguer...

If you’re still searching for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special then Jones & Jones (of Berwick upon Tweed) could be your saviour. They offer a wide range of beautiful bespoke hampers...

As Britain’s love affair with Spanish food and wine continues to grow, get to know Jerez’s most famous export over the festive season. From a dry, chilled fino with savoury canapés to a sweet oloroso...

When it comes to classic, French, big-bodied vintage reds from Bordeaux, names don’t get much bigger than Lynch-Bages. However, unlike other wine chateaux, Lynch-Bages welcomes visitors and encourages...

This Christmas, treat adventurous spirits enthusiasts and whisky aficionados alike to a gift that keeps on giving – membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS). SMWS is an international whisky...

Baileys and its sticky imitators are now firmly out of the ‘girly’ closet; and there are new variants popping up all over the place. Most, however, are pretty cheap and rather nasty. So we’ve...

The Sipsmith distillery is renowned for a restless enthusiasm and experimentation, and those lucky enough to have been on a distillery tour may have seen their legendary tasting wall which has bought us...

As Christmas is a time for sharing, premium spirits and wine company Pernod Ricard have shortlisted 13 delicious wines for you to enjoy over the festive period. There’s a classic, warming red from Campo...

This Christmas why not treat your loved one to one of the finest single malts? Whether they’re a whisky connoisseur or a newcomer, we’ve picked out the very best single malts to suit every taste....

We need no excuse to enjoy a glass of fizz and with the festive season upon us, choosing the right sparkling wine to celebrate with is no doubt a keen talking point for many. There is no denying however,...

This Christmas why not treat your family and friends to the sensory delights of premium Port from Graham’s? Harking from the renowned vineyards of the Douro Valley, Graham’s range of premium Port wines...

Chapel Down, one of England’s leading winemakers and producers of fine beer and cider, have curated a selection of their finest wines and beers to complement each moment of the festive season. From wine...

Anglo-French spirits company Sagittarius has launched a new wheat-based prmeium French vodka that aims to rival both Grey Goose and Belvedere. Golovkine Vodka, described as “the most Russian of French...