Drinks

A middle-class show-off’s guide to craft beer

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The ‘craft’ boom is great news for middle-class show-offs, says Peter Robins

Islay as seen from the gates of the Bruichladdich distillery

Not all single malts from Islay are for peat freaks

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The subtle lure of Bruichladdich

‘Do you come here often?’ A theatre bar goes on stage in a revue from 1933

A critic’s guide to theatre bars

6 December 2014 9:00 am

For varied atmosphere and overpriced booze you can’t beat theatre bars, says Lloyd Evans

The uneasy marriage of Jamaica’s two greatest exports

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys on Jamaica’s national drink

At last, trendy gins are tasting like gin again

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Trendy gin now tastes as it should, says Simon Berry

‘I wanted my wine to have deeper shadows’

Michael Seresin – from film noir to pinot noir

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The cinematographer and winemaker on seeking vintages with ‘deeper shadows’

Seven apps to help you drink wine

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Rebecca Lowe on the apps that can help you appreciate fine wine

Favourite cocktails from Matthew Parris, Jeremy Clarke, Martin Vander Weyer and more

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Spectator writers share their favourite concoctions

Rose Prince’s summer wine match menu

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Rose Prince offers a seasonal menu worth drinking to

Discovering bourbon on Brick Lane

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Steven McGregor finds a taste of home in an unexpected place

Grape preparation: the preferred method in north London

Politically correct wines worth drinking

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Melanie McDonagh picks out bottles with a delicious hint of middle-class virtue

So, how’s your branding?

My own private craft beer World Cup

28 June 2014 9:00 am

11 p.m., Saturday 14 June. Football fans gather before the TV in anticipation of England vs Italy. There is quiet,…

Red wine... with a hint of Diet Coke

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Dangerous things happen if you ask Lloyd Evans to improvise

The delicious return of Gin Lane

28 June 2014 9:00 am

In 1751, William Hogarth was asked to create two prints: one depicting the evils of gin, the other the virtues…

How it used to be done: practice for the 1955 Soho Waiters’ Race, from Soho Square to Greek Street

What it takes to be Best Sommelier of the World

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Ray finds out what it takes to be Best Sommelier of the World

G without T

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The true drink of England is better taken neat, says A.N. Wilson

Seasonal drinking: Fortify yourself

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys gives thanks for winter warmers

The soul of a single malt

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Scottish people, known to be a bit touchy on occasion, sometimes wonder if that customary attitude of jocular condescension displayed…

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock contemplate their collection of miniatures, 1956

Cocktails: Cupboard love

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Douglas Murray tells you how to organise your drinks cabinet for a happier life

The perfect size for a bottle of champagne

Bring back the pint of champagne!

7 December 2013 9:00 am

When I’m gathered, as my granny used to say, I’d like to be remembered as the man who reintroduced the…

Auberon Waugh's way with wine

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Auberon Waugh’s way with wine, remembered by Sophia Waugh

Italian red wine: The start of the affair

21 September 2013 9:00 am

How Harry Eyres fell in love with the reds of Tuscany, Piedmont, Sardinia and Sicily

A grand tour in a glass

21 September 2013 9:00 am

What a challenge. To travel across Italy in an afternoon of wines. I arrived at the soaring spaces of Lindley…

Rod Liddle: My career as a wine writer started out so well

21 September 2013 9:00 am

What happened when Rod Liddle tried his hand at wine tasting

The joy of rum

21 September 2013 9:00 am

How Bruce Anderson discovered rum