Life and Style

Night In

DRINK: WHAT'S ON THE WINE LIST

This is a pretty good list. Chosen with minimal reliance on big international brands, it has particular strength in the New World and plenty of choice for under pounds 20 - though Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1985 at Ipounds 300 (pounds 250) is probably the best bargain on the list!

Drinking: Summer's shortlist

A FEW weeks ago I sang the praises of the winner (and runner- up) in this year's Glenfiddich Award for Best Drink Book. The Glenfiddichs are not the only big prizes of the drinking-hack's year, and it behooves me to mention two other winners of no less significant a gong. First: Italian Wines 1998 (Slow Food Editore/Grub Street, pounds 15.99), which received Le Prix du Champagne Lanson 1999 Rose Label Award for Annual Guides. If you are as perplexed by the joyful chaos of Italian wines as I am, this is the place to go to. And not a picture in sight - just assessments, ratings, detailed tasting notes and contact details for travelling drinkers.

No jail for `rape drug' husband

A WEALTHY businessman who spiked his wife's wine with the "date- rape drug" Rohypnol in an effort to save his marriage was yesterday placed on probation for two years.

Drink: Cape crusaders

South Africa's black majority are finally getting a stake in the wine industry, with a host of joint ventures. But what's the reality behind the labels?

Travel: On the slow but scenic route

Mary Lou Longworth didn't have to travel many miles to make the most of a visit to Burgundy

Richard Ehrlich column

Liquid sunshine

Words: Experiential, adj.

SHOULD HER Majesty make Chris Woodhead, her Chief Inspector of Schools, stand in the corner? For him, to dally with a sixth- former is "educative and experiential" all round.

EATING OUT: ST.JOHN'S: WHAT'S ON THE WINE LIST

Peter Lehmann Vine Vale Shiraz 1996, pounds 13

Drink: Losing your bottle

Anthony Rose If you are worried about stocking up on millennial Champagne before the rush, don't panic. The industry is well prepared for the biggest party in its history

The wine world's biggest secret

Philipp Blom takes a tour of Austria's vineyards and explains why they are too often overlooked and undervalued

Eating & drinking: Into the grape unknown

ONE OF THE many peculiarities of the wine writer's life is to become inordinately fond of weird wines. By weird I don't mean made from loganberries, or aged in teak incense boxes. I'm talking about wines that depart from the accessible, internationally popular styles that dominate the supermarket shelves. I like Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay as much as the next man, and admire the skill that goes into making it good year after year. But I like tasting something different; something out of the ordinary; something weird, in short.

Wine: Spring loaded

Wines of the month What's in store for April.

Food and Drink: Shipping news

It takes a lot of bottle to succeed as a wine merchant in Northern Ireland - but thanks to the indefatigable McAlindon family, DWS has done it

You're safe with an Alsatian

I KEEP waiting for the world to discover Alsace. This is, of course, just journalistic hyperbole: thousands of wine lovers rank Alsace among their favourite areas. But not enough! Several propositions claim plausibly to explain the neglect, and four, I think, play the lead roles.

Star Of `The Flying Winemakers'

SILHOUETTED AGAINST a dark background with a wine glass to his nose, Hugh Ryman features in the Oxford Wine Companion as "one of the more celebrated flying winemakers".
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 1 May 2015
General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'