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 pro...

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,...

From Cachaça to Wine, a Gastronmic Tour of Brazil

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

When planning a trip, one of the first things that we usually do is make an itinerary of the museums to visit, the best beaches to stroll on, the historical sites that we want to discover or even a list of the shopping we intend to do. But an important part of the tourist experience is related to food and drink, including deciding where to eat out.

The Most Honest Gift For Teacher You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

Chocolates? Biscuits? What do you buy to thank the teacher who has guided your little devils/angels through the school term. Well, how about this i...

What's Your Wine Tribe?

Sam Caporn | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Caporn

Maybe it's because it is just so damn easy to drink white wine like water but it does tend to get you in a bit of a pickle. The likely reason for white wine behaviour is the sheer volume drunk although there are higher levels of sulphites (a wine preservative) in white wines than red.

Vinothec Compass: A Stroke of Food and Wine Genius in North Greenwich

Chris Osburn | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

Me and golf? There's nothing there, no history (unless you allow encounters when the term was hyphenated with "mini" or "crazy" at the front of it). But I found the chance to try out the Peninsular range with a complimentary quickie lesson to be a lot of fun.

An Alternative Peppa Pig Script

Sarah Turner | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

Narrator: It's a lovely sunny day and Peppa and George are playing in the garden. Peppa: I'm better at jumping up and down in muddy puddles than you are. You're rubbish. [GEORGE KICKS PEPPA, PEPPA RUNS INSIDE CRYING]. Narrator: Mummy Pig is in the kitchen, wondering what happened to her life.

What's So Noble About Noble Rot?

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

These premium quality wines perfectly balance sumptuous sweetness with refreshing acidity and intensely delicious flavours. Some of my favourites are made by taking advantage of a rare natural occurrence - one which sounds a little bit grim at first...

Harmful Drinking Among 'Successful' Over-50s On The Rise

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Excessive drinking among people aged 50 or over in England has been branded a "middle class phenomenon" by researchers. A study published in the o...

A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Love a good glass of vino but hate hitting the gym to work it off? This news will make your day.UPDATE: Drinking red wine could help burn fat, says ne...