Spending It

TRAVEL
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.

TOYS
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.


PROPERTY
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.

MONEYWEEK WINE CLUB
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.