The Finer Things

Bass Phillip

Philip Day discusses Bass Phillip, producer of fine Australian wines including award winning Pinot Noir.

Bodegas del Palacio de Fefinanes: Albarino de Fefinanes Rias Baixas

Philip Day discusses the Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes, one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries of the Rias Baixas DO.

Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards

Philip Day discusses Screaming Eagle, "the epitome of a true collector's Californian cellar and a must have for aficionados of fine Napa Valley wines". 

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.