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Thursday 14 March 2013
A man who won the lottery twice, scooping over £1.16 million in total, joked that he was not “that bothered” by the wins and wanted more.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Trainer takes his place in Festival history as 2011 victor recaptures the Champion Hurdle
Sunday 10 March 2013
Super-rich oligarchs and wealthy tourists are propping up the champagne market in Britain, which historically has the greatest thirst for bubbly outside France.
Friday 08 March 2013
The Only Way is Essex star Mick Norcross has quit the reality show and banned its cameras from his nightclub, which was a regular venue for the cast.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
The Welsh side celebrated their Wembley victory over Bradford with an open-top bus parade yesterday
Wines of the Week: Nyetimber Rosé 2008; Santa Digna Estelado Rosé 2011; Oeil de Perdrix Rosé NV Champagne
Sunday 10 February 2013
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Thursday 07 February 2013
Treat your loved one to a spot of bubbly on the 14th – but don't be distracted from romance by these fine pink wines.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Various disruptions to the racing programme since Christmas have left a very brief window in which horses can get a run, while retaining time to freshen up, before the Cheltenham Festival next month. Some of the best around, either side of the Irish Sea, will be undertaking their final rehearsals at Newbury and Leopardstown on Saturday – but in the meantime novices, in particular, are being urgently pressed on to lesser stages to redress a lack of experience.
Thursday 24 January 2013
Sunday 06 January 2013
If the champagne was undeniably flat, it would be a mistake to draw ungenerous conclusions about the potency of the toast raised in its stead. For while his big rival at Naas yesterday was plainly not himself, the breakthrough success of Rule The World suggested that he could yet live up to his incautious christening.
Saturday 05 January 2013
Longsdon's young chaser can thwart dual runner-up Giles Cross in Welsh marathon
Thursday 03 January 2013
At the time, it seemed tempting to doubt the form. After all, the runners had splashed over a course that might sooner have staged a regatta than a Grade One bumper. As things have turned out, however, the last two horses still afloat in the straight at Punchestown in April have amply confirmed their calibre since switching to hurdles. This weekend, both seek a place towards the top of different novice divisions either side of the Irish Sea. Champagne Fever, the winner, steps up to two and a half miles at Naas on Sunday; while Melodic Rendezvous contests a Grade One over two miles at Sandown on Saturday.
Sunday 30 December 2012
So, you need some sparklers to put the fizz into your New Year's Eve celebrations tomorrow? Here are three recommendations you should be able to find in your local stores today…
Saturday 08 December 2012
The Institute of Happiness doesn't sound like something British. It sounds like something one might find in an enlightened Scandinavian country or a far-flung land from a futuristic novel.
Saturday 01 December 2012
I was chatting to a wine industry luminary last month and they told me they'd accepted the presidency of the International Wine & Spirit Competition thinking that it was the International Wine Challenge. IWSC? IWC? A simple enough mistake to make and a reminder that even those in the know can get confused now that medals are scattered like confetti and wine competitions two a penny.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace