The Finer Things in Life

Escapement.uk.com celebrates craftsmanship, tradition and delightful design.

“The finer things in life” will focus on goods and services which demonstrate excellence in a world where mass market, perfunctory manufacturing prevails.

Fine wine, Champagne, Jewellery, Writing Instruments, Prestige Cars, and Bespoke Tailoring will be just some of the exquisite examples we will be featuring over the next few months.

We would warmly welcome enquiries from manufacturers, distributors or retailers of exclusive goods and services that would be of interest to our readers.

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Reviews

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.

BMW K1600 GTL E

Excellence in engineering on two wheels beckons with BMW’s latest touring motor cycle, the K1600 GTL E, a Grand Tourer.