15 Thieves Carry Off Extraordinary Jewel Heist

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Around 15 armed thieves attacked two vans carrying jewels worth £6.3m on a French motorway, ejected the drivers and drove them away. Authorities a...

Tour De France - A Wine Lover's Guide

Gerard Basset | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gerard Basset

Everyone's talking about the Tour de France this year, particularly as it is the 100th anniversary of this iconic race. But cycling is not the only thing with which France is associated - this is also the land of great wines.

2013 - What Will We Be Drinking?

Michael Saunders | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Saunders

2012 was a turbulent year in the wine industry with poor weather resulting in global production falling to its lowest level in forty years; and the struggling economy hitting both ends of the market. There are knock-on effects for all UK wine lovers.

Wine Review - Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Boudriottes 2008 Fontaine Gagnard

Mike John Matthews | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

I haven't written a review for a while but having popped into my local Majestic last Friday (1/6/12) to peruse the beer section, I thought I'd take the opportunity to investigate the tasting table. What I found was this little beauty tempting me as part of Majestic Wines Fine Wine Friday tasting.

Re-Discovering Beaujolais

Mike John Matthews | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

Beaujolais, or Bojo for short, has had to live with the stigma of the once successful Beaujolais Nouveau, in its day a great marketing ploy. During the wines heyday, Beaujolais Nouveau consumers would wait patiently, or race to France, for the third Thursday of November when Nouveau day would come around.

I Talk to Sam Neill - Hollywood Actor and Winemaker

Mike John Matthews | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

10 April will celebrate my wine blogs first birthday. When I began www.magicsnewbiewines.com it was meant as an educational tool for new wine drinkers.

Tell Me Why I Don't Like Chardonnay?

Mike John Matthews | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

"I don't like chardonnay"
Sound familiar? What is it about this noblest of grape that people just don't like? As a varietal it still ranks amongst one of the biggest sellers in the UK, next to sauvignon blanc and now pinot grigio/gris.