Arts and Entertainment Anna's Barlows 'I'll Give You Everything' - one of her amazing ice-cream ceramic sculptures

These hand-crafted gluttonous goodies are not for human consumption

Wine: Something for the weekend?

2009 Viñalba Patagonia Cabernet Merlot

The Blagger's Guide To: Michael Frayn

'Scholars have yet to discover a subject he cannot write about'

Mother Adam, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Resplendent in a tangerine toque and monitoring her middle-aged son with a manipulative, faux-beaten-dog wariness, Linda Marlowe's marvellous Mammles looks like the lost love child of Gloria Swanson and Albert Steptoe in Gene David Kirk's revelatory and richly entertaining revival of Mother Adam (1971).

Anthony Rose: 'The map of Australian wine has changed rapidly'

After a palate-numbing week tasting over 1,000 Australian wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards last month, it was plain to see that the map of Australian wine has changed rapidly over the decade since the awards began.

The rest is silence, Brighton Festival

Who knows what goes on behind closed doors? But for a rain-battered Brighton Festival banner on the gate you'd never guess that the nondescript lock-up on a industrial estate in Shoreham-by-Sea was playing host to one of the most eagerly anticipated theatre events of the year.

Anthony Rose: 'The Wine Society delivers on all the features you could want from a dynamic wine merchant'

The staid image conjured up by the name might deceive you into thinking that the Wine Society is some fusty Victorian institution of claret tipplers. In fact, this no-frills company delivers on all the features you could want from a dynamic wine merchant: consistent quality, great value, adventurous range and unparalleled service. Last month I came away from the spring tasting itching to put together a delicious dozen at around a tenner each.

Reassuringly rich and full-bodied : Jim Barry The Cover Drive 2008
Baker's seven-Year-Old

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1. Baker's Seven-Year-Old

My Life In Travel: Judge Jules, DJ and music producer

'Glasgow has a great spirit and music scene'

Fresh on the palate: Chapoutier Petite Ruche Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2009
Refreshing: 2011 Waitrose Sauvignon Blanc, Viña Valdivieso, Aconcagua Valley, Chile

Wine: Something for the weekend?

Couch potato

Richard Wolffe: Mitt Romney's underwhelming performance does not fully explain Iowa's extraordinary three-way split

You can't blame Mitt Romney. It may be easy to be beastly to the unloved Republican presidential frontrunner. He may well look like "the guy who laid you off," as one former conservative rival quipped. He may well have spent the last four years and as many millions (with the help of anonymous supporters) going nowhere in Iowa: he gained almost exactly the same number of votes yesterday as he did in 2008.

<p>1. Cherrygood Premium Cherry £2.29, cherrygood.com. Each glass contains 200 cherries and nothing else. Perfect after your New Year's Eve party.</p>

The 10 Best Juices

1. Cherrygood Premium Cherry

£2.29, cherrygood.com

Each glass contains 200 cherries and nothing else. Perfect after your New Year's Eve party.

The 10 best ports

1. Cockburn's Special Reserve

Original artwork for Rolling Stones' album Let It Bleed to be sold

The original artwork from Rolling Stones album Let It Bleed - which included a cake created by Delia Smith - is to be sold for up to £40,000.

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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

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Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

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Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
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Our chef's healthy recipes are perfect if you've overindulged during the festive season
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