The greatest contest in cricket – the Ashes series between England and Australia – starts this week; the perfect excuse to try some exceptional Aussie wines from vineyards near the Test venues…
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Europa League draw: Liverpool grouped with Udinese, Newcastle face Bordeaux and Tottenham to play Lazio
Friday 31 August 2012
Tottenham and Liverpool were both handed tough-looking Italian jobs today after being paired with Lazio and Udinese in today's Europa League group-stage draw.
Monday 20 August 2012
Olympique Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff will be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his left knee during the Ligue 1 game against Troyes at the weekend, the club said today.
Sunday 19 August 2012
The Devil's Business (75 mins, 18)
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Tottenham Hotspur have begun speaking to France manager Laurent Blanc as they start searching for a new manager to replace Harry Redknapp. Blanc, currently managing his country in Euro 2012, is thought to be one of a number of candidates for the vacant job at White Hart Lane.
Monday 18 June 2012
At the start of a week that promises a plethora of milestones, the Aga Khan drew first statistical blood yesterday as his filly Valyra gave him a record seventh success in the Prix de Diane Longines, the French equivalent of the Oaks. But the fineness of the line between triumph and disaster when dealing with equine athletes was once again emphasised during the running of the Group One contest.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
The French Football Federation paid tribute to former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord, who has announced his retirement.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Leinster 34 Cardiff Blues 3
Saturday 17 March 2012
The brilliantly-staged annual Bordeaux press and trade tasting week is now a gravy train resulting in the serious boosting of the coffers of the greatest châteaux. Despite staggering prices for their pre-release 2009 vintage, they made hay because the vintage was rated as one of the true greats.
Saturday 10 March 2012
It's deathless prose: 52 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 45 per cent merlot and 3 per cent petit verdot. The label tells you everything and nothing about the 2007 Château Brown, Pessac-Léognan, £25.99, Soho Wine Supply (020-7636 8490), an enticingly spicy Bordeaux. It's the 3 per cent petit verdot that's intriguing.
Saturday 04 February 2012
If you stick to buying your wine in supermarkets, chances are you haven't yet tripped over a great Burgundy. Burgundy is not something supermarkets tend to excel at. Its small-scale, artisan products can be pricey, infuriatingly inconsistent and difficult to pin down, but the idea that you have to be on a city slicker's bonus to afford it is wide of the mark.
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