The 10 best party earrings

Statement baubles - whether chunky or dainty - are the ‘it’ accessory with the ability to make any outfit sparkle

Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival set to get revellers all in a

There is an 18-hour beach party on the last day of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival, which starts next week, in Sète, in the south of France. This year's line-up, hand-picked by Peterson, includes Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk, James Blake, Jamie xx, Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison and Laurent Garnier.

Wines of the Week: Legaris Reserva 2004; Aliwen Reserva Pinot Noir;

May is National Wine Month, aimed at encouraging more adventurous wine drinking – so some recommendations in that spirit. First, proving that Spanish wine is not all Rioja (though it comes from the same Tempranillo grape) is this amazingly concentrated, barrel-aged red from the Ribera del Duero. Lots of port-like liquorice, coffee and raisin fruit flavours best savoured with roast rare meats. £18.99, Oddbins

The world's weirdest dining experiences

Once upon a time it was enough that restaurants served up mouth-watering delicacies. But as the number of restaurants grows, establishments are seeking ever more unusual ways to draw in the punters and differentiate themselves from the competition.

India's new delicacy: a 45-day-old tomato

In a country where so many people go hungry, it is a dark irony that up to 30 per cent of the fruit and vegetables grown in India goes bad before reaching the market thanks to a combination of bad roads and a lack of refrigerated trucks.