Adrian Mourby

Adrian Mourby is an award-winning writer and producer. He is also an international correspondent for Opera Now magazine and a regular contributor to The Independent on Sunday's travel section.

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Red grapes on the vine

Tuscany: If it's Wednesday, then it must be Montepulciano ...

Adrian Mourby joins a new Grand Wine Tour that gives connoisseurs the chance to work their way through a selection of Italy's finest vintages

Munich's rooftops

Munich: Toast the home of the beer garden

Two hundred years ago, the Bavarian capital devised a new outdoor drinking environment. Adrian Mourby says Cheers!

Memorial: exhibits from the new In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres

Journey to the source: New museum for Ypres

The Great War as you've never seen it before

Classic gold: Wallenstein Garden

A musical meander through Prague, from Beethoven to The Beatles

Scores of notable musicians have called the Czech capital home – and as the city prepares to host its Proms, Adrian Mourby explores a sonorous heritage

A musical meander through Prague, from Beethoven to The Beatles

Scores of notable musicians have called the Czech capital home – and as the city prepares to host its Proms, Adrian Mourby explores a sonorous heritage
Night and day: the hotel's bar and nightclub

Room Service: Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Hut stuff at a swish Swiss palace

View of Vienna

A Viennese whirl through the life of Klimt

The Austrian capital is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth. Adrian Mourby explores the city he called home

Winter evening sun on Pera - Beyoglu rooftops as seen from the Galata Tower

A historic quarter of Istanbul regains its place in the sun

Adrian Mourby finds shiny new shops and galleries in the previously rundown district of Pera

Bourbon Street at its busiest

New Orleans: Where every building tells a story

The French Quarter of the city was moulded by its history of piracy, slavery, royalty – and ghosts

Sochi, the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, has opened its slopes

Sochi: All white in this Black Sea ski resort

The venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, has opened its slopes up to British skiers. Adrian Mourby gives it a test run

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His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week