Drink to the great outdoors

As we dare to dream of sunny skies, it's time to check out the best picnic accompaniments.

4th May, 2013
Picnic foods are becoming more sophisticated -- and the drinks to accompany them are improving, too. Photo: Getty

The days of tinfoil-wrapped sandwiches, a giant flask of tea and a car full of people in search of a dry bit of grass over which to throw a tartan blanket are almost past. The contemporary picnic is a more robust event. Where you take your picnic can range from casual hillwalking and beach strolling to geocoaching or cycling events. It's unlikely to be roasting, or fully dry or windless, and that has to be...

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