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Swiss spectacle: Fête des Vignerons
We clink glasses with winemakers at a once-in-a-generation festival in the otherwise tame town of Vevey. Fête des Vignerons is a parade of Swiss viticulture wisdom complete with cows, costumes and carousing.
The secret to ordering tapas
We jaunt around Madrid’s tabernas, the lively living rooms of the Spanish capital, and share some tasty dishes with the regulars.Hungry for more? Join Monocle’s editors in Madrid next month for three days of lively debate, discussion and great hospitality. Secure your ticket.
The secret to baking bread
The baguette is fighting back with artisanal valour. Meet Paris baker Christophe Vasseur: he runs successful corner shop Du Pain et des Idées and knows how to make the perfect loaf.
Taste of Tuscany
With the historic estate of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco as a base, food writer Emiko Davies sets out on a quest for delicious recipes with strong historic roots. From a cheese farm to a contemporary-art gallery, together we explore what this inspiring Italian region has to offer.
The secret to throwing a dinner party
In our new “Secret to...” series, supper club host Gabriel Waterhouse shares his tips on organising a friendly feast in your home with great-quality food and (just as important) an entertaining atmosphere.
Arizona’s date farms
The arid Yuma desert is home to a surprisingly plentiful crop. We meet the medjool-date technicians reaching for the skies in Arizona.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards 2016
Monocle’s second annual Restaurant Awards honours fifty places that have been consistently good and up-and-comers that have the ingredients to be great restaurants for decades to come. Monocle Films sits down for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Liguria and dinner in Tokyo.
Pull up a pew to discover classic Japanese bars with soothing lighting, knowledgeable and immaculately turned-out bar staff and loyal clientele.
The Monocle Restaurant Awards
For Monocle’s first ever Restaurant Awards our editorial team has whipped up a list of our 50 favourite restaurants. These are the places we would go back to for the food, hospitality, great chefs, old-school staff, lively manner and perfect dining rooms. Monocle films invites you to join us for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Forte dei Marmi and dinner in Stockholm.
Retail special: tea emporiums
The perfect hot drink is not always an espresso or a flat white: more and more specialty stores around the world are opening their doors to tea aficionados in search of the perfect brew. Monocle Films visits three emporiums in Berlin, New York and London dedicated to the heritage, ritual and taste of tea.
Bean and gone: Tokyo cafés
Look past the dominance of the big chains in Tokyo and you will find a world of fiercely independent coffee shops. Monocle's Fiona Wilson pays tribute.
Artisanal Ice Cream
In an ode to summertime, Monocle films hits the road to sample artisanal ice-cream makers with a difference. In Denmark, Japan and Canada we meet the innovators challenging taste buds one scoop at a time.
In Mexico, a new breed of entrepreneurs is building brands around family-produced mezcal and distributing it to the world's capitals. We visit Oaxaca where this spirit is being given new life.