Anthony Rose: 'There's nothing cheap in London's poshest new wine emporium'

After the last tasting at which my mother refused to spit anything out, I was grateful for the fact that this wasn't an option at London's poshest new wine emporium, Hedonism Wines. Not so much as a sniff, in fact, of the fabled 1811 Yquem comet vintage at £97k or the grandiose Penfolds Ampoule at £120k. However, Tatiana Fokina, the Mayfair shop manager, was keen to impress on us that 500 of their 4,500 lines, including 1,000 spirits, cost less than £30.

Italian match-fixer goes on hunger strike

It is common for football fans to show their respect at the death of a former player by tying a scarf to the club railings. In Italy it seems they do things differently; a player has chained himself to the gates of the Italian FA to mark the likely passing of his career.

Tuscan sun: the terrace at the Castello di Casole

Room service: Castello di Casole, Tuscany, Italy

Country life goes lux in Tuscany

The operation to remove the Concordia wreck will take a year

The wrong maps, doors left open, bad wiring: is this why Costa Concordia really sank?

Consumer group claims electrical problems may have led to the loss of several passengers stuck in lifts

Stevan Jovetic

Chelsea 'target' Stevan Jovetic 'not on the market' insist Fiorentina

Fiorentina have insisted the club's leading striker Stevan Jovetic - a reported target for Chelsea - will remain at the club.

Stevan Jovetic

Fiorentina admit uncertainty over future of £20m Chelsea 'target' Stevan Jovetic

Fiorentina admit they are in the dark about the intentions of their star striker Stevan Jovetic.

Deals of the week: Lille; New Forest; Med cruise

Less than £200: Cresta Holidays has a three-night break in the French city of Lille for £155pp. The package on offer includes travel on Eurostar from London St Pancras on 30 July and B&B accommodation at the simple but central Comfort Hotel Opera (crestaholidays.co.uk).

Stevan Jovetic

Fiorentina insist Chelsea 'target' Stevan Jovetic will not be sold

Fiorentina have no intention of selling Stevan Jovetic this summer despite reports in Italy linking the Montenegrin striker with a move to Chelsea.

Feel at home: house-swapping in The Holiday, starring Cameron Diaz

Holidays with home comforts

House-stays are recession-beating, authentic, and they offer you the chance to live like a local wherever you visit

New England, Cotswolds, Tuscany

Now... Plan a spring city break to the capital of New England. Virgin Holidays has three nights in Boston for £555pp, which includes flights from Heathrow on 14 May and room-only accommodation at the Midtown Hotel. Virginholidays.co.uk

Livorno players with the hearse bearing Piermario Morosini at the club's Armando Picchi stadium yesterday

Thousands of Livorno fans in farewell tribute to Morosini

Livorno's players and thousands of supporters yesterday paid their last respects to Piermario Morosini, who died while playing for the club in a Serie B match last weekend at Pescara.

PIERMARIO MOROSINI: The midfielder died after collapsing during Livorno’s match against Pescara

Thousands pay tribute to Piermario Morosini

Livorno's players and thousands of supporters today paid their respects to Piermario Morosini, who died while playing for the club in a Serie B match at the weekend.

Mouse work: could the Disney organisation run virtual trips that remove the need for travel?

Travel Agenda: Brighton Festival; coolplaces.co.uk; Villa Armena

Tomorrow: Book now to be at the Brighton Festival (2-31 May). This year's event has been guest directed by Vanessa Redgrave. Highlights include a multi-sensory reworking of the music of Joy Division, the chance to watch Mariella Frostrup film The Book Show, and a talk on "the world's most mysterious continent", Antarctica, with Caroline Lucas MP. (brightonfestival.org).

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