Champagne

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 28.09.2013 | 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.

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.

Planet Appetite: Stars, Food & Art Gourmet Charity Event at The Balcon, Sofitel London St James

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Four chefs, Raymond Blanc, Christophe Muller, Michael Moore and Guy Krenzer, with five Michelin stars between them, each prepare a course, complemented by wines selected by Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Champagne Sales Go Flat, But We're Drinking More Rum At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Champagne's out, but eBooks are in after the Office for National Statistics shook up its basket of goods, used to calculate inflation. Also on the...

Festive Fizz, Mulled Wine and Christmas Tipples Galore

Olly Smith | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olly Smith

Father Christmas has a great cellar and always provides a top bottle of wine but sometimes a bit of guidance is all that's needed to ensure the day and the booze, flows smoothly.

Halfwine.com. An alternative in Online Wine Shopping

Mike John Matthews | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

It's simple. Take a wander in to your nearest wine store, or supermarket, and have a wee peak at the range of quality half bottles on their shelves. Not too many eh! In my time as a retailer I have lost count the amount of times where someone asked me for a half bottle of wine. Not everybody wants to spend money on a full bottle, especially if they only fancy a tipple once a week.

Why Cheesy Isn't Romantic

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Cernik

When it comes to matters of the heart I'm as misunderstood as that green faced witch in Wicked the Musical. Castigated as a contemptuous romance killer, I take a zero tolerance attitude on cheese.

Rich Kids Of Instagram, Annabel Schwartz Calls Tumblr Account 'Very Embarrassing'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

A socialite who featured in a viral photo album mocking lifestyles of the rich and famous says the incident has been "very embarrassing". Annabel ...

Rich Kids Of Instagram: How The Other Half Lives (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

We’re all at it. Recording and uploading the minutiae of our lives for everyone to see. Posting pictures of treasured pets, carefully tended gardens...

Champagne Review: Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaїque and Blanc de Blancs Vintage

Mike John Matthews | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

We all know the names of Veuve Clicquot, Moёt et Chandon, Taittinger. Bollinger was made famous via its association with everyone's favourite Britis...

Mythbusting: Wine Style - Part One

Mike John Matthews | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

What is it about wine that average Joe public are happy to be ignorant about? I'm sure people don't follow the same philosophy when it comes to buying clothes or cars. In my experience consumers go out of their way to have some understanding of these. Why not wine?

Champagne Trader, Rogue Industry

David Ritter | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Politics
David Ritter

Stories of 'rogue traders' being brought to justice always make for gratifying copy. And it doesn't get much better than the news that the notorious 'champagne trader' Alex Hope has been arrested by the Financial Services Authority on suspicion of unauthorised trading.

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.