Month: October 2015

Viking River Cruise Arcachon Bay

Travel: Explore the best of Bordeaux on a Viking River Cruise

Jane Clare experiences an 8-day tour of the waters of Bordeaux, courtesy of Viking River Cruises and its Heart of Bordeaux itinerary. I’d never been treated like royalty until I joined a Viking River Cruise. I imagine, back in the day, that Viking princesses (if they existed) were very pampered ladies indeed. I hope they …

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I’m happy Majestic Wine drops six-bottle purchase rule

It’s good news (in my humble opinion) that Majestic has decided to drop its “buy six bottles”  minimum purchase strategy. Makes perfect sense to me. Rowan Gormley, Majestic Wine’s CEO has announced the change after running trials in a handful of Majestic stores. Browsing wines is one of my shopping  treats. Handbags? Occasionally.  Shoes? Sometimes. But wine? Always. The six-bottle rule in …

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Graham Norton launches his own sauvignon blanc

Graham Norton the Irish comedian and chat show host, has launched his own wine.  He’s created a sauvignon blanc with the help of New Zealand winery Invivo, which has partnered with Graham since since 2011. Have you seen the wines in the background of Graham’s BBC late-night chat show? That’s Invivo Awatere Sauvignon Blanc. Majestic exclusively …

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Love WIne 2015 festival

Win two tickets to the Love Wine 2015 festival in Birmingham

If you love wine, here’s a heads-up … there’s a brand-new wine experience coming to Birmingham and I have a pair of tickets to give away!! What’s not to love. Well, there’s all this to love … LOVE WINE 2015 takes place on November 7th at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham and there’ll be at least 200 wines …

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Premier Estates Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

In my glass: Premier Estates’ Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

Prosecco can always be relied on to save the day. Here’s the weekend and the footie scores haven’t gone exactly as I would have liked. As I write, it’s ten minutes since I poured Premier Estates’  Italian Prosecco Extra Dry, ( 11.5% abv  RRP £7.99) and it is still perkily popping in the glass. Premier Estates make a …

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