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Do you speak wine?

From ‘unctuous mouthful’ to ‘lovely bouquet’, wine writer Zeren Wilson tells us which wine phrases are Beau-jolais nouveau and which have been consigned to the spittoon of clichés

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Ultimate guide to luxury train travel in Europe

Continental rail travel might still be the most stylish, relaxing, evocative way to travel. But what makes First Class, really first class? Daniel Elkan of Snowcarbon goes on board to find out…

A model displays a diamond believed to be the world's biggest coloured Forevermark diamond in Mumbai September 30, 2008. The 42.02 carat diamond will be auctioned at India's first online auction of jewellery at an estimated starting price of $606,745 acco

Where is the value in high jewellery?

Which of these is more valued in the jewellery world today – the quality of the materials or the craftsmanship of the finished product? Sarah Royce-Greensill from Telegraph Luxury finds out whether it’s all about the jewel or the crown

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How to unplug on holiday

Tech-free breaks are all the rage. From back-to-nature escapes that encourage you to give up your phone on check-in, through to locations where internet and phone signal is simply non-existent, our holiday guide shows you how to really get away from it all.

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Could you become an Olympic cyclist?

After the success of Team GB in the 2016 Olympics, Richard Peace looks at the ingredients required to become a champion cyclist, and talks to Ross Dingwall, Managing Director for Hiscox UK and Ireland Broker, about his experiences in the cycle fast lane