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Sunday 29 December 2013
See in the new year in style with a bottle of bubbles. Sam Muston rounds up France's finest and best-value fizz for the perfect celebration
Katie Hopkins apologises for ‘terribly ill timed’ Scottish life expectancy tweet one day after Glasgow helicopter crash
Tuesday 03 December 2013
An online petition has been set up calling for Hopkins to be ‘banned’ from ever appearing on TV again
Anthony Rose: 'A little bit of sugar helps the medicine, whether tannin in red wine or acidity in white, go down'
Saturday 23 November 2013
I first heard of Apothic when the PR for the new California brand from Gallo asked me if I wanted a sample of a wine "fusing Old World intrigue with modern sophistication". It sounded too untrue to be good so I declined. I thought no more of it until, lo, two days later it turned up all sweet and chocolatey at Tesco's press tasting. Yum, I hear you say. Perhaps. The wine trade refers to this kind of wine as an 'entry wine', in other words, designed to appeal to newcomers to wine in the same way as, say, moscato or gewürztraminer.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
There are many parallels of tattoo significance: Sexy/chavvy, body art/body graffiti, rebellious/criminal
Saturday 12 October 2013
This month sees the opening of Aldi's 500th store in the UK. With 32 per cent growth, the German discounter has been a major beneficiary of the recession. Buying wine to a price and selling at a price is a delicate balancing act at this level and Aldi's wine buyer, Mike James, in my view gets it right. So let's cut to the chase.
Saturday 21 September 2013
The Decanter World Wine Awards is the UK's biggest wine competition, and with 14,000-plus wines entered this year, the Aussies have aced it with six international trophies compared to Spain, Chile and South Africa's four and France's three.
Friday 05 July 2013
Former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins has caused outrage with an appearance on ITV’s This Morning by claiming that she “didn’t like” children with "lower class” names such as Charmaine, Chantelle, Chardonnay and Tyler and that she would prevent her own offspring from playing with them.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Why not give your daughters less pocket money than your sons? A responsible parent will teach their children not to resist the inevitable
Saturday 08 June 2013
Sunday 26 May 2013
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Saturday 06 April 2013
Saturday 23 March 2013
Saturday 09 March 2013
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'