From Advanced Warfare to vermouth via Nick Hornby's new novel and a GoPro for dogs, Esquire presents a gallery of greatness to see you through to 2015More
An essential part of your Negroni, vermouth can – and should – be drunk on its own. Esquire recommends Antica Formula, a sweet-red variety served chilled as an aperitivo. Custom vermouths, infused with fruits and spices, are also emerging. Even Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, a bastion of London traditionalism, has started offering a bespoke spiced-apple version. Sweet.
It was originally a medicine; it’s still good for what ails you.
Extra Dry vermouth, by Martini, £8.53 for 750ml, masterofmalt.com
The mobile wars’ latest offensive sees Samsung deploy its first metal-framed mobile. Its spec might be an uptweak of the Galaxy S5, but this is a truly luxurious, fast, powerful beast launched the same day as iPhone 6, as a direct competitor. Few phones can match its 12mp camera.
At just 6.7mm thick, it’s even thinner than Apple’s new offering.
About £500 SIM free, samsung.com