The Audi A5 might be all the car you ever need, according to Carlton Boyce. The answer to the question: “What car should I buy?” always used to be the VW Golf, usually with a turbo-diesel under the bonnet. Thus equipped it was fast and frugal while being spacious enoughContinue Reading

Few things bring out the big kid in us like cars do – or are capable of igniting a life-long passion…   All photos: Andrew Green @picturecorner

Shooting in Spain is a sporting experience like no other. Spanish gunmakers and family estate owners tell us why. Spain is renowned for its hospitality, culture, gastronomy and climate. But for many Brits, Spain is also the ultimate escape for shooting, offering Spanish partridge, high-quality guns and affordable shooting days.Continue Reading

Purdey’s new Trigger Plate shotgun blends modern manufacturing techniques with traditional hand crafted skills. British shooting has seen an increase in the prominence of higher birds and heavier cartridges, and Purdey’s newest shotgun reflects these challenging conditions. Made entirely in the company’s London workshop, Purdey’s Trigger Plate over-and-under shotgun blendsContinue Reading

The McLaren F1 is still widely considered to be one of the most beautifully engineered cars of all time. But Carlton Boyce explores the one aspect of its design that escaped almost everyone’s attention… When Mark Roberts, McLaren Automotive’s design operations manager, studied technical drawing at college he fully expectedContinue Reading

Once considered little more than an interesting hobby, English wine is now a fully fledged business and highly investible according to Barnaby Dracup. The English wine industry has now emerged from the shadows of the past two decades and has firmly established itself as a world leader in a classContinue Reading

We’ve all seen the plethora of fancy packaging in the supermarkets – usually something garish, something urban, and usually something to do with tattoos – but it’s undeniable, the craft beer explosion has been here for a little while already and is showing no signs of slowing down. Away fromContinue Reading

From learning his trade at Rolex to becoming Head Watchmaker at Breitling, Tony Williams’ life in watches now sees him reside as Lead Watchmaker and Head of Technical Development at Watchfinder. Despite the firm’s thoroughly modern approach to the watch market, this British company is not only paving the wayContinue Reading

What’s special about 25-year-old whisky? Sarah Halford looks into the quarter-of-a-century time capsule. Time and tide may tarry for no man or woman but, for whisky drinkers and investors, the tide is at record highs for the vintage dram. The appeal of a vastly aged whisky like a 50-year-old isContinue Reading