The Finer Things

Montblanc, 90 years at the summit

Angus Davies, a Montblanc customer, waxes lyrical about the luxury brand which this year celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Meisterstück 149 fountain pen. The snow-capped logo now adorns not only fine writing instruments, but a range of leather goods, men's jewellery and, most notably for this self-confessed watch addict, timepieces.

Le Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (AOC)

Philip Day discusses Le Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (AOC), "the veritable jewel in the crown of all white wines produced in Burgundy".

Talisker - Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Philip Day provides a fascinating overview of Talisker - Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Egon Mueller Scharzhofberger Riesling

Philip Day discusses Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling, much admired by great wine connoisseurs.

Château Palmer

For the average wine drinker Château Palmer may be an unfamiliar brand but for serious Bordeaux lovers it occupies a special place in their affections.

Brabus Aviation

Brabus is a name often associated with high-performance cars. However, Clive Girven explores the brands involvement with the aerospace industry.


Marques de Riscal

When asked by friends for a recommendation of a decent Rioja at a reasonable price, my default answer is that you cannot go far wrong with a bottle of Marqués de Riscal. So, it is inevitable that I offer it as a label worthy of tasting.

Range Rover Autobiography LR-TDV6

Recently, I found myself behind the wheel of a 3.0 litre diesel variant of the new 2013 Range Rover, driving on public roads in close proximity to the brand’s Gaydon office. Nothing, quite prepared me for this latest tour-de-force.

González Byass Sherries

As a long time admirer and consumer of the sherries of González Byass, in addition to Tio Pepe Fino, Philip Day especially likes the variety in their range of four special old sherries: Amontillado del Duque, Apóstoles, Matúsalem and Noé.

Porsche Cayenne GTS

An opportunity arose to drive the Porsche Cayenne GTS in North Yorkshire and I felt duty bound to drive this Swabian beauty for the benefit of my readers. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.