Take your pick in Courchevel, Chamonix, Sainte-Foy, Megève, and Val Thorens
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Friday 06 January 2012
Win a bottle of champagne
Thursday 05 January 2012
Louise Mensch, the Tory MP formerly known as the chick-lit novelist Louise Bagshawe, has had an avalanche of publicity, both good and bad, since agreeing to be interviewed for GQ magazine. In that interview, she cast herself as the new Margaret Thatcher and, in a piece illustrated by posed photographs,complained about how women MPs are judged on their looks.
Wines of the week: Les Pionniers NV Champagne; Casa Silva Reserva Carmenère 2009; Banfi Mandrielle Sangiovese 2009
Sunday 01 January 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Saturday 31 December 2011
The Last Word
Thursday 29 December 2011
1. Freixenet Elyssia Rosado Cava
Friday 23 December 2011
It's two days before Christmas and wife and mother of two, Clara Dunphy, has finally finished her last-minute shopping on Oxford Street. On a whim she decides to treat herself to a champagne cocktail at the Connaught hotel, where she is chatted up by a handsome stranger. This besuited inamorato will be known for the rest of the book as "the man from the Connaught".
Saturday 17 December 2011
What to see and where to be seen
Friday 16 December 2011
Sunday 11 December 2011
Perfect for courting couples, tapas bar Copita is less comfortable for everyone else
Sunday 04 December 2011
Don't leave anything to chance! The key to a successful festive season is military planning, says our wine expert.
Anthony Rose: 'There is nothing like a Bonfire Night sparkler to get you in the mood for, er, a sparkler'
Saturday 05 November 2011
Bonfire Night might make members of the House fidget in their seats, but the idea of blowing up Parliament brings a little anarchic glee into our lives. There's nothing like a sparkler to get you in the mood for, er, sparklers, and if you don't want to push the boat out too far for Guy Fawkes, Marks & Spencer's Sparkling Burgundy NV, £11.99, will give you a biscuity, weighty fizz at an affordable price. Add a dash of Sainsbury's quintessence of cassis-like Taste the Difference Blackcurrant Liqueur, £8.99, 20cl, either to that or your favourite cheap cava, and there you have your very own grown-up Kir Royale.
Saturday 20 August 2011
Wines of the week: Tribaut Brut Cuvée de Réserve; Miguel Torres Brut NV; Château Moncontour Sparkling Vouvray 2009
Sunday 14 August 2011
Anthony Rose: ‘Our climate is ideal for producing good-quality champagnes and sparkling wines’
Saturday 06 August 2011
"I hear you make wine in England now, what's it like?" You get used to the sardonic nudge and wink from foreigners as this question is lobbed like a hand grenade. How to respond without waving the flag like a demented chauvinist? Easy, actually. Just mention our burgeoning sparkling wine industry and how, because of England's cool maritime climate and chalky soils, our green and pleasant land actually is the new Jerusalem for fizz.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
The days of sickly fizz are no more – now there are some scintillating alternatives to champagne, as this array of crisp, delicious vintages shows.
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