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Friday 11 February 2011
From champagne and chocolates to the latest gadgets, show the love of your life how much you care this Valentine’s Day with one of these perfect presents...
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Monday 24 January 2011
Friday 07 January 2011
Majestic Wine was the toast of the embattled retail sector yesterday after it posted sparkling Christmas sales, despite the snow disruption and unprecedented discounting by the big supermarkets.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
A National Lottery jackpot prize of just under £1 million remains unclaimed.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Only another two days to go now. By Tuesday the country will – we trust – be back to normal, after a jumboid winter break made possible by the happy circumstance of both days falling on a Saturday, pushing the public holidays into the following week.
Thursday 18 November 2010
It was lost at the bottom of the sea for 200 years, but the world's oldest champagne still fizzed when experts popped the cork for a tasting session in Finland yesterday.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Majestic Wine raised a glass to a 20 per cent rise in half-year profits yesterday, saying its decision last year to reduce the minimum purchase in its stores to six bottles had kept sales fizzing.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
If you happened to have the odd £50k going spare, you could have snapped up the 60-bottle collection of every vintage from 1945 to 2003 (1948 apart) of Château Mouton Rothschild at Sotheby's recent 40th anniversary auction. The significance of the collection lies in the artists' labels, commissioned for each new vintage by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, and painted by, among others, Miró (1969), Chagall (1970), Picasso (1973), Andy Warhol (1975) and Francis Bacon (1990). The tradition was maintained by his daughter Baroness Philippine after his death, but this particular haul stopped one year short of the 2004 label painted by one Prince Charles.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Divers who found what's believed to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne say they have also discovered 200-year-old bottles of beer at a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
Divers discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne in a 200-year-old shipwreck under the Baltic Sea.
Saturday 17 July 2010
A group of divers exploring a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea have found bottles containing what is thought to be the oldest drinkable champagne in the world, made in the late 18th century. "I picked up one champagne bottle just so we could find the age of the wreck, because we didn't find any name or any details that would have told us the name of the ship," diver Christian Ekstrom from Aland told Reuters today.
Win the 15 books up for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize - and a bottle of Tattinger champagne!
Thursday 13 May 2010
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, supported by Arts Council England in association with Champagne Taittinger, celebrates an exceptional work of fiction by a living author which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK.
Monday 10 May 2010
There has been a little bit of embarrassment for Boots, courtesy of Poundland. The discount retailer has been quietly selling the pharmacy chain's products at cheaper prices with new labels just stuck over the original branding. It turns out to be excess stock that the international arm of Boots sold to Poundland, but it might have waited until Boots' UK shops had run out of the identical products.
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Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
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- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...