Many grapes have a day dedicated to them, but the Germans are – somewhat greedily – claiming the whole of July for their riesling grape. During the '31 Days of German Riesling' restaurants and independent retailers will be holding numerous tastings and events (see 31daysofgermanriesling.co.uk).
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Tuesday 02 April 2013
Filmmaker Mark Isaacs describes the inspiration behind his latest BBC Four documentary The Road: A Story of Life and Death
Friday 13 July 2012
Blur are to play a live show for BBC radio ahead of their Hyde Park comeback and warm-up gigs.
Saturday 21 January 2012
The king of popular TV has a sibling who has achieved huge success of his own as a property developer and now owner of a luxury hotel. He tells Tim Walker about living in Simon's shadow
Thursday 25 August 2011
The killer of the headmaster Philip Lawrence in 1995 was cleared yesterday of using his notoriety to intimidate and rob a young man at a cash machine.
Thursday 21 July 2011
A former Bond girl who was the wife of comic actor Leslie Phillips died after drinking a drain cleaner containing 91 per cent sulphuric acid.
Thursday 07 July 2011
"Whispering" bob Harris is to host The Old Grey Whistle Test once again in a radio revival of the classic BBC music show.
Thursday 30 June 2011
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalised after a suspected suicide attempt on Tuesday.
Friday 17 June 2011
There are many clichés that spring to mind when you imagine a London bachelor pad – giant flat-screen televisions erupting from every surface, anonymous hotel room style and very complex music systems.
Friday 26 November 2010
The killer of headmaster Philip Lawrence has been recalled to prison after he was arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Thursday 25 November 2010
The killer of headmaster Philip Lawrence has been recalled to prison after he was arrested on suspicion of robbery, a probation boss said today.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Monday 23 August 2010
It was as close as we get to being guests on the 20th Century Fox soundstages circa.1955. As the Main Title of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! glided effortlessly into “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and the John Wilson Orchestra’s burnished trumpets poured on their sun-kissed vibrato the sound, the style, the feel of how this music in these arrangements should go was “right” – every sigh, every swoon, every refined inflection. It couldn’t have been “righter”.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Headteacher Philip Lawrence's killer is expected to be released within days after being granted parole, it was revealed today.
Friday 25 June 2010
Half-close your eyes, apply a bit of imagination, and you will see a startling resemblance between Harriet Harman, acting leader of the Labour Party, and Mary Portas, the TV bossyboots who likes to be known as "Mary Queen of Shops". Both have brutalist hairstyles. Both have mouths which seem to have been shaped by years of saying the word "inappropriate" at regular intervals. Both convey, in their every word and gesture, the conviction that not only do they have the answer to life's problems but that it is their duty to persuade the rest of us to be like them. Both suddenly seem to belong to a dying age. It is the twilight of the nanny.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
The jury trying seven men over a £40 million armed raid on a jeweller's retired today to begin its deliberations.
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