10 Things To Do For Valentine's In London

Niamh Brodie | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Niamh Brodie

Valentine's Day is upon us, and although we can hear your exasperated sighs; you should take solace in the fact that - if you look in the right places - there's a plethora of exciting things to do, no matter what your relationship status.

Students ‘Skinny Dipped, Had Sex And Took Cocaine’ At Raucous Summer Ball

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Durham University’s Champagne Society has been suspended over claims that its summer ball descended into a “potentially life-threatening” event,...

Champagne Vending Machines Are The Best Way To Beat Bar Queues

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This piece originally stated the Champagne vending machine was available at All Bar One Leicester Square until the end of November. Howeve...

Vintage Veuve Clicquot: A Tale of Three Kates

Helena Nicklin | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

In the stunning clockhouse of the St Pancras Chambers, surrounded by oversized timepieces and over looking Kings Cross, Dominique Demarville, Chef de Caves for Champagne house Veuve Clicquot, introduces us to the latest vintage wine to be released: 2008.

Valentine's Day - Top Things to Do In and Around London

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Now the train-tracks and copper-dyed hair (thank you, Sun-in) have gone, my luck has improved, but my feelings for holiday have not. Even in a relationship, I feel there's an impending sense of disappointment. This Valentine's I've created a fool-proof list of non-cliché things to do for both singles and lovers...so you won't have to suffer the same pain.

A Day Trip to the Home of Champagne

Rebecca Williams | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

In the depths of Saint-Nicaise, in the French town of Reims, sleeping beauties lie. A bunker-like steel door opens to deep, stone steps which reveal a maze of tunnels, stretching 17kms underground, carved from chalk by the Romans.

Unburstable Bubbles

Helena Nicklin | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

With global consumption of sparkling wine at all all time high, I thought it was time to look at why we've gone bonkers for bubbly booze...

Champagne Beauty Hacks You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Style

Ever wondered how Kate Moss maintained her supermodel looks, despite practically being the poster girl for getting pissed in the 90s? We think we've f...

9 Of The Best Places To Drink Champagne And Pretend To Be Posh In London For #BastilleDay

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's Bastille Day! A day for celebrating French independence and all that's good about the glorious nation of France. Namely, champagne. If you m...

Happy New Year!

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Tech

When the countdown for 2015 begins and the champagne is opened, the likelihood is that you'll probably just use your hands, or if you're feeling reall...

Which Supermarkets Ranked Top For Christmas Food Shopping?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Look, you may be groaning: "Why am I being made to think about Christmas now?" when the clocks have barely gone back, but you'll be thanking us when y...

London's Best Hotel Cocktail Bars

Jane Egginton | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'This is the perfect breakfast drink', our otherwise tactiturn barman announces as he puts a Prestige Fizz - Bombay Sapphire gin with vermouth, celery, cucumber and mint topped with champagne - on the 30-foot-long bar.

Asa Bennett

House Of Lords Bought HOW Many Thousands Of Champagne Bottles?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Lords has bought in over 17,000 bottles of champagne since the coalition began, enough to give each peer just over five bottles of bubbly...

MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

MPs' appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition's austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger num...

LOOK: Here's How WhatsApp Celebrated Their £11bn Facebook Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech

WhatsApp staff have been toasting their acquisition by Facebook for $19 (£11) billion in style, with bottles upon bottles of Cristal champagne. Th...

Lovely Valentine's Day Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

As I am someone who both reviews and judges chocolate, my husband has decided to give up ever buying me any foodie treats unless I specify and pretty much buy it for him to give to me (a la Christmas). NOT romantic in the least.

Boozing - a Universal Language

Jane Peyton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Could it be true that humans are hard-wired to seek mind altering substances such as caffeine, tobacco, psychedelic drugs, and alcohol? Alcohol is and was the most easily available intoxicant and historically different cultures throughout the world started drinking independently with no knowledge of the others.

Which Supermarket Makes The Best Mince Pies?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Budget supermarket Aldi is having quite a year, having trumped other mainstream supermarkets in yet another Christmas-related taste test. They have al...

The Spring Racing Carnival of Excess and Addictions

Xavier Toby | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Every year we're told to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Easter and even Halloween. So it's about time we honour the real meaning of the Spring Racing Carnival.

Back to the Future for the UK Food Scene

Christine Hayes | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Hayes

Today we have swagger in the kitchen. We appreciate the instinctive flair of Nigel Slater... Slater's relaxed cooking style and the seasonal, straight-from-the-garden, food he champions chimes with our increased desire to use ingredients when they are at their best.

Champagne- Demystifying Disgorgement Dates

Tom Gearing | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Gearing

The Champenois are notoriously enigmatic when it comes to discussing their production methods; this combined with the fact that the process in itself isn't easy to understand has led in some cases to consumer bewilderment.

Six DIY Cocktail Recipes To Make At Home And Save Yourself A Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's London Cocktail Week (7 -13 October) and what better way to celebrate than pour yourself a drink or two? So, for all the budding mixologists o...

Roaming Scribe: For Sheer Indulgence, Europa Two Is Off the Richter Scale

Lynn Houghton | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

I can't believe my eyes or my luck. (Gawd, if only I had dropped those two dress sizes I promised myself). My butler for the next few days is a tall lanky bloke named Bastian, who once modeled for Dazed and Confused magazine. Well, no getting around it, he certainly has me Dazed.

Pouring Champagne Down the Sink in Sweden

Louise Callaghan | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Callaghan

It's tennis week, or tabloid outrage season depending on how you look at it. The time of year where Sweden's filthy rich come back from doing their MBAs/language exchanges in Kensington/Paris to spend their cash in the motherland.

Maybe We Should Be Toning Things Down

William Davie | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

I'm not saying that we can't enjoy ourselves. We all need something to cheer ourselves up from time to time, especially in a time of austerity when everything can seem so grim. Yet surely there has to be some better, cheaper, less in your face, way of doing it than by buying a bottle of Champagne you'd have a hard time picking up without the help of your faithful manservant.