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Anthony Rose: There are too many rosés on the shelves which are past their sell-by dates. Give 2006s a wide berth
Saturday 08 August 2009
Thanks to the cornucopia of rosés on sale in the shops these days, there's no need to blend a red and a white together any more to obtain the desired pink colour. On the other hand, the very proliferation of rosés makes it less clear exactly what you're getting. Yes, it's pink all right, that much we know, but its very pinkness is a cunning disguise. Behind the simple word pink lurks not just a palette of hues of which Dulux would be proud, but a mind-numbing variety of wine styles, not to mention of varying quality.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Crispin Black says that the main terrorist threats to the UK emanate from Pakistan and radicalised British Pakistanis ("The doubts about our mission that refuse to go away", 26 July). That is because the presence of Nato forces in Afghanistan prevents the Taliban from regaining power and once again acting as the main base for al-Qa'ida. If ever that did happen we would be faced with a very different type of situation.
Saturday 25 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Prepare for traffic chaos around the Lambeth Bridge area of London later this year as combine harvesters head for the Garden Museum. A wheat field has been planted there to celebrate the grow-your-own revolution sweeping the nation, and the museum's curator, Christopher Woodward, is hoping for enough flour to bake commemorative bread to mark the occasion. "Field" may be a slight exaggeration and a pair of secateurs will probably be the only tool needed come harvest, but whatever comes of it, the message is that gardening has re-discovered its roots. "Of course the field is symbolic, and even if we only get enough flour to make a croissant I'll be happy," said Woodward, who is eager to flag up the shift in gardening trends. "Our aim is simply to capture the garden zeitgeist."
Friday 10 July 2009
Saturday 04 July 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
An inexplicably delayed release for this Oscar-nominated Cuban drama from 1993, by the director of Memories of Underdevelopment.
Sunday 28 June 2009
This is a lovely summer aperitif – it looks elegant, tastes delicate and is a lovely way to begin a meal.
Saturday 27 June 2009
Strawberries are the perfect match for Wimbledon, and Brits certainly love to eat them: £375m-worth were sold in the UK last year. If you're heading to the supermarket to buy a punnet or two this weekend, you could find that you're faced with a choice of standard, premium and organic varieties, sometimes with very different price tags.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Two thugs were jailed today after a "savage" gang attack on a man trying to stop a Chinese barman being racially abused.
Sunday 21 June 2009
Length-and-line, blokeish, Irish pop-rock, with a whiff of Muswell Hill in Mundy's use of language and melody.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more