Words like 'shock' and 'humiliation' are being used in the British media after a Japanese whisky was named the best in the world, trumping Scottish distilleries. In fact, for the first time in the book's 12-year run, not a single Scottish distillery made the top five list in Jim Murray's...

"It has been an extraordinary year for Britain and this year's Olympic and Paralympics games was a demonstration of British talent at its very best," Julia continued. "With this in mind, we are delighted to award two truly inspirational individuals, Katherine Grainger and Jonnie Peacock,...

Chicago-based restaurant Alinea has been named the best restaurant in the world by Elite Traveler for the third year in a row. Grant Achatz's triple Michelin-starred restaurant landed in the top spot of Elite Traveler's Top 100 Restaurants list. On Alinea being named as the best restaurant...

Tory Burch has appointed John Douglas chief technology officer, effective immediately. Douglas joins from Fashion Group, where he was chief information officer. Before that, he spent nine years as Burberry's chief technology officer. Christian Dior Couture has named Damien Bertrand...

Like Dree, the rising star has walked the runway for some of fashion's biggest names, including Chanel, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, and has proven to have a natural flair for creating style envy among the masses. For even more style inspiration, check out the full list of best dressed stars...

Per Se was named the NYC restaurant with the best service, while Danny Meyer's North End Grill was voted the Top Newcomer to the city's dining scene. Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental hotel took the prize for Top Décor. Here are the top 10 New York City restaurants according to Zagat readers...

It was my idea to try out 21212 in Edinburgh, a relatively new restaurant which received its first Michelin star in 2009 and the founder, Paul Kitching, was recently named best chef in Scotland. I wasn't intending to blog about this but the photos of our dishes came out so well I just had to...

French chef titan Joel Robuchon's triple Michelin-starred outpost in Macau has been named the best restaurant in Asia, while his Hong Kong location also nabbed third spot in a list that ranks the top 20 dining destinations on the continent. Robuchon au Dôme took the top spot in The Miele...

Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania has been named the best hotel in the world by influential magazine Travel + Leisure in its Annual World's Best Awards 2011. The destination, which is comprised of Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp and Faru Faru Lodge, was named at the top of the list of the...

Selfridges has made history by becoming the first department store to be named best in the world three times. The London landmark beat off competition from US chain Macy's and German store Breuninger at the Global Department Store Summit in Singapore. The award, presented by the...

 

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