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From sparklers to the dessert wines, Terry Kirby reveals the drinks that will get you in the festive spirit...
If you're sat at home fretting about weird old dons setting fiendish logic puzzles - don't!
For the loved ones in your life who like a tipple, consider one of these very drinkable pressies
Some say the Sky is falling in after BT Sport's hijacking of the Champions' League broadcasting rights. Yet without the satellite platform we might not have seen Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test match (Sky Sports 2, Thursday). They have been faithfully delivering cricket from all corners of the old empire since early 1990, coinciding with all but three months of the Little Master's remarkable 24-year career.
Newmarket's Future Champions Day has had its share of critics since the fixture was created to complement Ascot's Champions Day in the restructured autumn programme. But few have gone so far as to declare the event redundant, as connections of the unbeaten Toormore did in the build-up to Saturday's renewal.
Pair were handed £66,778.91 and £64,279.70 bar tabs after ordering bottles of Cristal champagne and Dom Perignon.
... Matthew Bell fills in some gaps (answers below)
Ben White capped a remarkable 15-point run with the decisive try as Exeter battled back to overcome a London Irish side whose long injury list gained two additions in a rugged encounter.
It’s a surreal experience to walk into a solicitors office near Chancery Lane and find a gallery filled with contemporary art trying to provoke, as contemporary art tends to do.
A lot of Pinot Grigio has passed under the bridge since, at a small-scale and low-key event, I saw Helen Dunmore receive the inaugural Orange Prize for fiction in 1996. Dunmore, who won for the outstanding A Spell of Winter, goes from strength to strength.
Now top legal talent will find the prospect of working in criminal courts less attractive
With his younger brother Rémi, Henri Krug was the fifth generation of the family to lead the house that makes the consistently best champagne. Achieving this while at the same time being responsive to fashion – goals that were sometimes almost contradictory – was his great contribution to Krug.
A trip to the Krug celebration showed another side of the luxury tipple
The next leader of the Labour party?
A senior Labour MP has apologised for any offence caused by a complaint that London's nightclubs were “full of trash”.