Spending It

Four holidays for wine lovers

From a convivial estate in Surrey to a luxurious new hotel off the coast of Croatia, Chris Carter pics four holidays for wine lovers – and one for beer drinkers.

Three of the best family-friendly hotels

Same problems, different views? Holidays with the kids don’t have to be like that with these three family friendly hotels.

Six of the world’s best train journeys

From a 51-hour ride to America’s west coast, to a trip taking in Lake Titicaca in Peru, Chris Carter reports on six of the world’s best train journeys.

The Rolls-Royce of cameras

The Leica D-Lux doesn’t come cheap, but this compact version is affordable and enjoyable, says Matthew Partridge.

The Taycan electric supercar: a fresh, green start for Porsche

German sports-car firm Porsche is to launch the Taycan, its first all-electric motor. And it’s sensational. 

Corvette guns for the Porsche 911

The new Chevrolet Corvette is a step up to the premier league for the American car legend. Chris Carter reports.

Houses with famous connections

Eight of the best houses with famous connections – from the former home of Jane Austen in Hampshire to a castle in East Lothian built from the remnants of Mary Queen of Scots’ favourite palace.

Houses for around £500,000

This week: houses for around £500,000 – from a second-floor flat in a Victorian property in Islington, to  a Cornish cottage in The Lizard.

Properties for more than £5m

This week: properties for more than £5m – from a modern home in landscaped gardens on Lake Lugano in Switzerland to a Renaissance Revival townhouse with roof terrace in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Spectacular Summer Wines from Yapp

For September’s selection of wines, Matthew Jukes has picked six beauties from Lea & Sandeman that are unashamedly gastronomic, starting at under £10 a bottle.

Wine of the week: a vital and perfectly flavoured Menetou

2017 Menetou-Salon
You are guaranteed to be amazed at the energy and pristine freshness of this wine, says Matthew Jukes.

Wine of the week: the world’s greatest zinfandel

2017 Once & Future
This Californian zinfandel is a truly great wine with fabulous black-cherry fruit, impeccable lift and brightness, and thrilling acidity on the finish.