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Do rose wine and oak-aged Chardonnay deserve a second chance?

28 Nov 2013

Drinking the unthinkable: Why it's time for a rethink on pink and to give Chardonnay a chance

With four daughters, three of whom were heavily into Barbie, various shades of pink were for years a major feature in my house. From baby clothes to bedroom walls it imposed itself pretty much from day one, and I can tell you it felt pretty girlie to…

The Perthshire fruit winery that operates by its own rules

15 Nov 2013

Produce from unconventional Cairn O’Mohr stocked in Jenners and Balmoral Castle

‘It all started in the late 80s when a friend gave me a book about fruit wines,’ recounts Ron Gillies, who runs Cairn o’ Mohr with his wife Judith. ‘I was into making herbal teas and was always out picking things. At first we just made it for ourselves.

Cocktail recipe: A not so Kir Royale

6 Sep 2013

Use up leftover red wine by adding Chambord for a budget cocktail in the southern French style

A not so Kir Royale. OK, so you probably don’t find yourself with a little leftover red wine too often, but if there is a rogue glass lurking at the bottom of a bottle, the best way to put it to good use is by adding a shot of Chambord. This is the…

Antony Worrall Thompson says sorry for shoplifting

9 Jan 2012

TV Gossip

Antony Worrall Thompson has apologised following his arrest for shoplifting. The 'Ready Steady Cook' star - who was given a formal caution by police for stealing cheese and wine on five separate occasions in 16 days from a Tesco store in Henley…

The Scottish vineyard making its own wine

13 Dec 2011

Pioneering Scottish viticulturist Christopher Trotter on course for grape harvest

In the spring of 2011, Christopher Trotter planted a 2.4-hectare vineyard on his Upper Largo estate on the southern coast of Fife. Facing his first winter as a pioneering Scottish viticulturist, Trotter, who's Fife’s official ‘Food Ambassador’, isn’t at…

The best free and cheap things to do in Glasgow and Edinburgh

21 Jan 2011

Visit a library, go for a walk, bake a cake or see some cheap theatre

Beat the January blues with these guaranteed pick-me-ups, suggested by our writers and some friends of The List. They’re all free, or cost just a few quid, so you’ll come out of winter with your bank balance intact and a smile on your face

Take 5: Festival shows getting you tipsy

20 Aug 2010

The Difference Between Gin And Bacardi Presented in the boozy confines of the Hive nightclub, this drama tells the story of three friends approaching a crossroads in their lives as they cope with the trials of adolescence. Which, as we all know…

The Taste Of Bordeaux's Bar à Vin In Edinburgh

20 May 2009

Bordeaux – the wine, the châteaux and the region – has something wonderful in store on all counts. Summer means barbecues; long, leisurely, wine-filled “pique-niques” that stretch from noon until evening; and of course, holidays. An 18th century…

Bottle Shock

19 Mar 20093 stars

COMEDY/DRAMA After the pleasing sideswipes featured in Alexander Payne’s Sideways, the comic possibilities of wine-snobbery are placed firmly at the centre of Randall Miller’s Bottle Shock, which purports to tell the true story behind the sudden rise…