This boutique chain revolving around, and reveling in, wine seems as inspired an idea today as it was when the first property opened in Winchester in 1994. With rooms named after wines and champagnes, an encyclopedic wine list, monthly Saturday wine- tasting sessions, and a giant wine glass chandelier in reception, there's no getting away from the grape. Other trademark features are all there: The contemporary conversion of an historic building (in this case a lunatic asylum), a relaxed French bistro (with affordable prix fixe menu), a bar, of course, and, with a nod to Scotland, a whisky snug, with leather wingback chairs and a smattering of tasteful tartan. The building is a warren and rooms vary. Many have luxurious freestanding tubs, while those in the older part have sloping ceilings and beams, and some look inwards over the inner courtyard.