Reasons to be cheerful (iStock)

Save the wine for mealtimes and have a high-spirited Christmas

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Save the wine for mealtimes this Christmas, says Henry Jeffreys

They watched and learned: Suntory’s Hakushu distillery

I hate to admit it, but the best Japanese malts taste very much like . . . whisky

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Andrew Marr­ hates to admit it, but a good Japanese single malt can rival the best Scotch

Cognac and the Viking connection in la France profonde

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The chestnut trees were still resplendent in yellow leaf along the banks of a misty autumn river on its glide…

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

Discovering bourbon on Brick Lane

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Steven McGregor finds a taste of home in an unexpected place