The Six Best Wine Dates in London

Nana Wereko-Brobby | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nana Wereko-Brobby

As Hemingway put it, "I drink to make other people more interesting", and drinking on dates serves to ease dull early exchanges or find a commonality where there isn't one. Whatever the reason, we're unlikely to break this habit anytime soon and I cheerfully refuse to. So here are six of the best places to imbibe with impunity

News and Gossip From a Cold February Week in Burgundy

Nick Martin | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Martin

2013 2013 is shaping up to be a fine vintage among those producers who are the most assiduous in their vineyard work. The best 'cultivateurs' - those...

This Wine Handbag Is The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're about to panic buy your mum some scented soap in time for Mother's Day, listen up. Because we may have just stumbled across the best Moth...

Mother's Day - My Annual Job Appraisal

Kathryn Berens | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Mother's Day is the one day of the year when the little bosses get to appraise my contribution to the family firm over the last year. Actually, all things considered, I think I've had a pretty good year, demonstrating dedication to the task in hand, flexibility, commitment and a willingness to work long hours in some frankly quite trying circumstances.

Drinking Alcohol Five Times Per Month Could Benefit Heart Health

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol five or more times per month could have a lower risk of heart failure in later life, a new study has sugg...

Bordeaux 2015 - Hopes and Strategies for the New Release

Nick Martin | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Martin

Looking ahead to the forthcoming Bordeaux En Primeur release, it seems like there'll be plenty to be excited about, at least from a quality perspective, and there's already a good deal of speculation about release strategies.

The Joys of Air Travel With Children

Kathryn Berens | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Flying pre-children was a much under-appreciated pleasure: a little solo packing, an amble around the airport shops, perhaps a little light dinner with a first holiday glass of wine and then a leisurely stroll to the gate.

22 Funny Quotes About Wine For #NationalDrinkWineDay

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Comedy

It's National Drink Wine Day, so we just couldn't resist celebrating - *hiccup* - with a few glasses and some funny quotes about the sweet, sweet nect...

What Do My Children Really Think of Me?

Kathryn Berens | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Facebook's "Motherhood Challenge" which has hit in the last week or so has caused some controversy. The challenge (and it strikes me that it is not particularly challenging at all) is to post three photos which show how you are proud to be a mum and then you "challenge" other women whom you think are great mothers to do the same.

New Season Wines at Li Veli Shine a Light on 2013 and 2012 Vintages

Judith Lewis | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

It annoys me sometimes that I know that in 2014 Italy had a disastrous wine harvest and that many vineyards lost most of their crop. I am not a wine snob but it helps to know the highs and lows of areas you drink wines from - not every year but the best and worst will help you make choices.

Man Falls Asleep Mid-Wine Night After Night, Wife Has Camera On Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A glass or two of wine on the sofa after a long day will make even the best of us feel a little sleepy, but one man is unable to resist falling asleep...

The Shortest Bear

Peter Shakeshaft | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Peter Shakeshaft

The FTSE100 entered an official bear market on Wednesday (20% under its most recent high), and then proceeded to spend Wednesday, Thursday (and Friday so far) recovering. Oil is back above $30/barrel, the yield on 10 year British treasury bonds is unchanged, and Sterling is appreciating against both Dollar and Euro.

Women in Business Q&A: Carrie Lyn Strong Wine Director, Aureole New York

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

With her New England upbringing in a small town in New Hampshire, Carrie Lyn Strong has always been passionate about fresh ingredients and local produ...

Most Bottles Of Wine Contain More Alcohol Than Label States, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Wine-lovers could have drunk more than they bargained for over the holiday season, as a new study has lifted the lid on the accuracy of wine labels. ...

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.

Winebird's Last Minute Wine Recommendations for Christmas

Helena Nicklin | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

If you're anything like me, certain things (well, quite a lot of things, actually) get left to the last minute as far as Christmas is concerned. This year in my house, it's wine! Luckily, I've tasted far and wide this year so the choices were easy. Here are my last minute picks for festive and fabulous wines that everyone will love.

This Christmas Tree Made From Empty Wine Bottles Is Glorious

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Love Christmas? Love wine? Then boy, do we have a treat for you. The folk at Silver Oak Cellars have created a Christmas tree made from empty wine ...

Christmas Drives Me Crackers

Kathryn Berens | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Technology has brought a host of new problems to Christmas. Not least, the plethora of apps which show Father Christmas's progress around the globe. I am starting to dread Christmas Eve already as I know what is coming - mental maths nightmare.

The Best Wine Bars In London

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing beats a good glass of wine, does it? Although you can get wine in almost every bar in London, there's just something so pleasing about the ...

Mancan's Wine In A Can Branded 'Dishonourable' For Enforcing Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's official: we live in a world where guys can preserve their manliness by drinking wine from a can. California-based company MANCAN has invente...

Portuguese Retreats: Water and Wine at Six Senses, Douro Valley

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The resort has just 50 rooms and six garden villas in a former late-19th-century mansion surrounded by gardens and woodland, with commanding views. Ask for a river view room, or a terrace. The décor is an uber-stylish mix of country retreat meets streamlined modern, all in soft sage, slate grey and fawn.

The Winter Rosé Wine Revolution!

Helena Nicklin | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

A cool glass of rosé may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your meal for Christmas day, but there's actually something rather wonderful about drinking pink at this time of year. There are many styles to go for, but my heart's in Provence...

Wine of the Week: Lomas del Valle, Cabernet Franc 2012, Chile

Tom Cannavan | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Cabernet Franc is the great red wine grape of Bordeaux's 'right bank' as well as the Loire Valley in France, and yet it is a variety that does not always travel well, finding nothing like the global popularity of its cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon.

The World Through a Child's Eyes

Kathryn Berens | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

I'm sure most of us have witnessed totally inappropriate comments from children which often seem to be voiced at full volume in the most public of places - for example, "Why has that woman got a moustache?" in the supermarket queue. There is nothing malicious in such observations, just curiosity. No offence intended in the slightest.

Wine of the Week: The Cup and Rings Godello 2013, Galicia, Spain

Tom Cannavan | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

The Cup and Rings Godello 2013, Galicia, Spain From a winemaking project between Scotsman Norrel Robertson MW and the winery of Terras do Cigarron, i...