Jonathan Ray

How mead became cool again

27 March 2021 9:00 am

The last time I drank mead was 7 April 1978. It was my 18th birthday and —unforgettably — it was…

Will Kent conquer Champagne?

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Driving home through Kent the other day, I was struck by how much the topography has changed. When I was…

Preparations are already under way

Introducing the first Spectator readers’ cruise

11 April 2015 9:00 am

It’s a complete recipe for disaster of course. By which I mean being trapped at sea with The Spectator’s ‘Low…

The Marche

15 February 2014 9:00 am

When I first visited the Marche a dozen years ago, folk who knew about such things tapped their noses and…

Havana - a party girl of a city

4 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just the mojitos that make your head spin in Havana, writes Jonathan Ray