Spending It

A good year to sleep around

Chris Carter picks some of the best new travel openings in 2019.

Three adventurous cruises

Explore the poles in comfort and European restaurants with foodie experts. Madeleine Taylor reports.

A New World winery that's not short on history

Babylonstoren is a South African winery and a working farm with a past that goes back centuries, says Chris Carter.

Fly down the roads on a feather

The hair-raising Bentley Continental GT convertible is a romantic dream come true for those with fat wallets.

Lotus Exige: a return to the grand old days of driving

Lotus hasn’t over-promised with its new Exige: it punches miles above its weight. Madeleine Taylor reports.

Last-minute present ideas

Don’t panic, it’s still not too late to pick up some stocking fillers. Sarah Moore has some ideas to avoid Yuletide embarrassment.

Houses for £400,000

From a recently rethatched 1750s cottage in Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire, to a third-floor apartment in a Georgian tenement in Edinburgh’s New Town…

Houses for sale with annexes

From a 14th-century manor on Bodmin Moor, to a four-storey Victorian property in Barnes, London, eight of the best houses for sale with annexes.

Properties for sale with impressive fireplaces

From the principal part of a Grade I-listed castle in Wiltshire to an Arts & Crafts house in Sandwich Bay, eight of the best properties for sale with impressive fireplaces.

Start 2019 as you mean to go on

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.

A flabbergastingly good Tuscan

2015 Rosso di Montalcino
This is a spectacular mini-Brunello in every single respect, says Matthew Jukes – including the price.

The finest sparkling rose of the year

2007 Billecart-Salmon
Everything about this wine is mesmerising, says Matthew Jukes.