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Judging the Lithuanian Open Wine and Dessert Pairing Championship

Dom Ramsey | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

It's not often you get invited to judge a wine and dessert pairing championship, but when you do, it's difficult to say no. Obviously when I got just such an invitation recently, I jumped at the chance, particularly as the championship in question was in Lithuania - a part of the world I've never visited.

The Beauty of Fine Wine in Your Glass and Bank Account

Peter Shakeshaft | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Shakeshaft

Speculation or investment in the past has been enormously valuable to the market, it has aided price discovery and liquidity, securing certainty and longevity in the market. This all helps the growers to continue to invest in producing improving quality crops and provides the motivation to make "age-worthy" wines.

Piedmonte Wine Tour With Passione Vino

Danny McCubbin | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Piedmont is one of the most famous wine regions in Italy. It has gained this reputation because it is the birthplace of Barolo, (by far the most aristocratic wine of Italy) and Barbaresco, often referred to as Barolo's younger brother.

How to Set Up Your Own Wine Cellar In Four Easy Steps

Zoe Williams | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Williams

It's Friday night. It's been a long week, and a glass of wine is calling. While you traipse to the shops to buy a bottle of red, or pull a boring bottle from the cupboard, think of the few lucky enough to have a wine cellar in their own home.

Planet Appetite: Blooming Vineyards in the Desert, Washington State, Pacific North West, USA

Rupert Parker | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Pacific North West of the USA is associated with forests and rain, but go to the East of Washington State, and you'll find the desert transformed by vineyards producing excellent wines.

Boy Uses A Soda Stream To Make Sparkling Wine. Boy Fails. Epically.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Comedy

See what happens when you leave a father and son at home with a bottle of wine?! "My son Noah and I using Soda Stream machine to make sparkling win...

Damn It. Women More Likely To Polish Off A Bottle Of Wine Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know polishing off a bottle of wine by ourselves regularly isn't great for our health, but it seems women are more likely to do it than men. ...

Outer Hebridean Canapés and Wine

Fi Bird | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

One of my favourite seaweeds to cook with is dulse. It is a ruby, red seaweed, which dries to a deep pink, and turns green when cooked. Dulse grows on rocks in the subtidal zone or sometimes grows as an epiphyte. It often hitches a ride on kelp.The pretty fronds resemble fingers and its stalk (stipes) are short.

The Four Rules to Masterful Food and Wine Matching

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

Have you ever wondered how to find the perfect wine to go with your meal? If you're tired of feeling worried in the wine aisle and want to get to grips with the mystery of food and wine pairing, then read on. All it takes are four very basic principles...

How Many Of These Wine Names Can You Pronounce Correctly?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wine: it tastes bloody marvellous but some of those fancy names (ahem, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) are a real bugger to say. This video from foodbeast...

Camp Bestival: Culinary Round Up

Lucy Self | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Before I begin the account of my first festival experience, it might be a good time to explain why my 28-year-old, party-adoring, find-any-excuse-to-drink-before-midday self has taken so long to get pitched. You see, I thought they were all about the music.

Would Health Warnings On Our Wine Bottles Actually Work?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health warnings should be put on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking, MPs have said. Labels on alcohol...

A Guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

Zahra Razavi | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Porto's historic city centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. Undoubtedly, one of the best things you can get up to during a stay in Porto is simply to wander and wonder; to engage in the well-established art of flânerie - to walk around idly and aimlessly. Here are some things to look out for on your strolls around the city.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Istria, Croatia

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Coastal Istria has long been a holiday destination, with the Roman amphitheatre of Pula a major attraction, and the town of Rovinj offering cool sophistication. The countryside inland is relatively new to tourism but its forested rolling hills, topped with fortified villages, like Motovun, is startlingly attractive.

Back of the Net!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

Planet Appetite: Savour the Tastes of the Azores at 10 Fest, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Over 10 days, 10 renowned international chefs from England, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, America and Canada serve up their interpretations of modern Azorean cuisine at 10 Fest Azores, in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores.

Has Bordeaux Killed the En Primeur Futures Market?

Nick Martin | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Nick Martin

First out of the blocks in 2013 was Pontet Canet - rather too soon for many given the trade had not yet tasted it - releasing at around £635+ per case. The best offer we saw was from Nickolls and Perks for £635 inclusive of free storage until autumn 2017.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Planet Appetite: Into Mysterious Albania

Rupert Parker | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Long seen as one of the severest former communist countries, Albania has now emerged from the darkness and is a surprisingly attractive tourist destination.

Mr Éric Chavot and His Culinary Haven

Max De Lucia | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max De Lucia

Great food, sunshine and a move to the French military harbour of Toulon rekindled the rugby magic for Jonny Wilkinson. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have any calls coming in from Laporte to fill his boots. A shame; I do fancy the Mediterranean.

Wine of the Week: Vidal, Hawkes Bay Reserve Syrah 2010, New Zealand

Tom Cannavan | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Now there's no doubt that New Zealand's wine reputation rests on the punchy white Sauvignon Blanc that has become their trump card, and latterly Pinot Noir perhaps, so it may come as a surprise that they can also do the big, beefy and bold red wine styles too.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 75 - Collecting Ladybirds and Plates

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Sorting through my books, I rediscovered a stash of Ladybird Books and spent a delicious couple of hours reveling in both an erstwhile collecting obsession and a flashback to my childhood. In the 60s, when I was learning to read, these little hardback books were my constant pleasure.

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...

Red Wine And Chocolate Don't Contain Magic Youth Potion

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resveratrol, the antioxidant touted as the wonderful life-preserver found in chocolate and red wine, sadly isn't all it's cracked up to be. Scient...

Five Star Sexism - Hotels and Restaurants That Treat Women Like Second Class Citizens

Madame Allsorts | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

In balance to my oestrogen-fuelled argument, there are the crusaders to dinning equality which should be celebrated. The Belmond group seem to have tackled the problem with one simple question, "Who would like to try the wine?" ...Oh how simple the key to dining equality needs to be!