Reviews

Travel: the lost world of the Ardèche
Travel and holidays

Travel: the lost world of the Ardèche

Most travellers from Britain pass this corner of the south of France by. That’s a mistake, says Chris Carter
15 Oct 2021
A vintage year for wine lovers
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A vintage year for wine lovers

Collectors and tipplers are having a great time of it. Chris Carter reports
8 Oct 2021
2020 Soalheiro: the finest Vinho Verde I have ever tasted
Wine

2020 Soalheiro: the finest Vinho Verde I have ever tasted

This exquisitely expressive, top-of-the-range wine is a true epicurean’s delight.
8 Oct 2021
BMW iX – a big, comfy home on wheels
Cars

BMW iX – a big, comfy home on wheels

The new BMW iX electric SUV marks a change of direction for the German car maker. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
8 Oct 2021
Sandon Hall: a very refined rural retreat
Travel and holidays

Sandon Hall: a very refined rural retreat

Fancy having a country estate all to yourself? Sandon Hall is just the place, says John Stepek
8 Oct 2021
2020 Lirac Blanc: a heavenly and exotic white
Wine

2020 Lirac Blanc: a heavenly and exotic white

Invite this keenly priced, smooth, detailed and refreshing white Lirac into your repertoire
1 Oct 2021
Caterham’s latest pocket rocket
Cars

Caterham’s latest pocket rocket

Caterham’s new model – the Seven 170 – is the lightest yet and is great fun to drive. Chris Carter reports
1 Oct 2021
The style and glamour of the Goodwood Revival
Travel and holidays

The style and glamour of the Goodwood Revival

Matthew Partridge talks to a motor-sports legend about the appeal of the Goodwood Revival car festival.
1 Oct 2021
2017 Sino da Romaneira: a thrilling wine at a thoroughly reasonable price
Wine

2017 Sino da Romaneira: a thrilling wine at a thoroughly reasonable price

A pure and sonorous Portuguese wine with immediate charm and drinkability.
24 Sep 2021
Bentley Continental GT Speed: a marriage of comfort and power
Cars

Bentley Continental GT Speed: a marriage of comfort and power

Bentley’s latest Continental GT Speed delivers the best handling yet. Jasper Spires reports
24 Sep 2021
Three dog-friendly hotels for a UK break
Travel and holidays

Three dog-friendly hotels for a UK break

If you need a break and can’t leave your pet behind, try a dog-friendly hotel, says Natasha Langan
24 Sep 2021
Eight of the best grand and unusual homes for sale
Houses for sale

Eight of the best grand and unusual homes for sale

From a house surrounded by Italianate gardens in Devon to a 14th-century Scottish castle with views over the Firth of Forth and the former London home…
17 Sep 2021
2016 Áster: an impeccably balanced Ribera
Wine

2016 Áster: an impeccably balanced Ribera

This is one of the most expressive old vine Riberas I have tasted, and at a remarkable price, too.
17 Sep 2021
Three top walking destinations in the UK
Travel and holidays

Three top walking destinations in the UK

As autumn arrives, it’s time to get your boots on and head for the country, says Chris Carter
17 Sep 2021
Fractional ownership: buy a share of an $8.6m postage stamp
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Fractional ownership: buy a share of an $8.6m postage stamp

Stanley Gibbons hopes to find a host of buyers for its most prestigious acquisition – an $8.6m British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp – throug…
10 Sep 2021
Travel: four castles where you can live like royalty
Travel and holidays

Travel: four castles where you can live like royalty

Hole up for the autumn in Warwick, Chillingham, Glenapp or at Versailles. Chris Carter reports.
10 Sep 2021
NV Louis Roederer: rush down to Waitrose and join the queue
Wine

NV Louis Roederer: rush down to Waitrose and join the queue

This exquisite Champagne is one to celebrate and drink with enthusiasm.
10 Sep 2021
Mercedes G400d: a rugged yet luxurious SUV
Cars

Mercedes G400d: a rugged yet luxurious SUV

Spice up your UK holiday with a mesmerising 4X4 experience. Jasper Spires reports
10 Sep 2021
2018 Château Deyrem Valentin: a top-flight claret on the high street
Wine

2018 Château Deyrem Valentin: a top-flight claret on the high street

This polished Margaux is fabulous for autumnal drinking.
3 Sep 2021
Sony A7c: a pro-level camera at an affordable price
Toys and gadgets

Sony A7c: a pro-level camera at an affordable price

The Sony A7c will give you high-quality photographs without breaking the bank, says Matthew Partridge
3 Sep 2021
Edinburgh beyond the Fringe
Travel and holidays

Edinburgh beyond the Fringe

The Edinburgh festivals, and the city itself, remain well worth a visit, says Matthew Partridge
3 Sep 2021
2020 Dog Point Vineyard: a classy and invigorating Kiwi sauvignon blanc
Wine

2020 Dog Point Vineyard: a classy and invigorating Kiwi sauvignon blanc

This classy, long, lean, brittle and invigorating wine comes at an extremely keen price, too.
20 Aug 2021
Giulia Quadrifoglio GTA: Alfa’s love letter to the fast saloon
Cars

Giulia Quadrifoglio GTA: Alfa’s love letter to the fast saloon

Alfa Romeo has spruced up its already brilliant Giulia Quadrifoglio. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
20 Aug 2021
Eight of the best properties for sale with summer houses
Houses for sale

Eight of the best properties for sale with summer houses

From a large family house in Wandsworth to a 17th-century property in Northamptonshire, with summer house and outdoor swimming pool, eight of the best…
20 Aug 2021