Table Talk

Red or white, these Burgundys are the kind of joyous wines that make life a little more bearable

Sir Roger Scruton moved through personal tragedy and objective philosophy to justify wine as a “social intoxicant”

Thomas Woodham-Smith doesn’t collect, he simply accumulates stock

Tom Chessyre on the glory of obscure railway museums

Claudia Savage-Gore on the tricky social nuances of London day schools

Henry Jeffreys recommends some quality champagnes that won’t break the bank – just don’t serve them too cold or in the company of B-list celebrities

Hannah Betts chooses chic alternatives to dull sweatpants

Compost is the heart of a garden, says Hephzibah Anderson

Christopher North says bullfighting thrives in a culture where death is discussed, not hidden

Choose ambience over aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day says Felipe Fernández-Armesto