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Wine Of The Week Round-Up 2011

We've had superb regular threads running this year such as the Onwards & Downwards Club, The Quzzies & Puzzles Round Up and, of course, the Wine of the Week thread.Hosted by No Mercy this thread offers a chance for oenophiles, bacchi and those who just fancy a glass every now and again to come together. The thr...09:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011

Vinopolis

Vinopolis is a London visitor attraction that presents the subject of wine and oenology through exhibits, including wine tasting. It is located at Bankside, to the east of Southwark Bridge and close to London Bridge on the south side of the River Thames. Vinopolis is devoted to the world of wine, including its history,...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Gibson Hall

Gibson Hall located in the heart of the City of London, only a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street and Bank Station, has an impeccable reputation as one of the finest banqueting and conference venues in London. The site has won several corporate hospitality awards for its excellent customer service. Gibson ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Banqueting House

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, is the grandest and best known survivor of its architectural genre, and the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. The building is important in the history of English architecture as the first classical building to be completed in a style which was to transform Eng...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Lastminute

Lastminute is a one stop shop for all your entertainment needs. From flights, holidays and hotels to show tickets, theme parks and spa days you can get great bargains. The company ethos– a five-star lifestyle for three-star cash shows what they are about. The site also offers specialist activities and once-in-a-...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Financial Etiquette 'Lacking' In Britons

There are some individuals you know who always get in the first round or never do. But what is the correct balance. People in the UK have difficulty when it comes to when to pay and when not too according to recent research. A new survey has revealed that people in Britain are not fully aware of the correct financial ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Males 'Should Foot First Date Bill'

Equality – a word that has caused many a row. Women want it, men loath it but it is here to stay. It seems however, that many women expect less than equal treatment on a first date. While many women say they are advocates for equality this does not apply to the tradition that men have always been stuck with the ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

A Chocolate Surprise

All is not sweetness in the world of chocolate. That won't be news to your dentist, but this is about more than cavities and fillings. So, as something of a Valentine's Day treat, a quick look under01:00 Fri 14th Feb 2003

Subversive Pudding

Q. What is the origin of the Christmas Pudding.A. Some 40 million Britons will dine on Christmas Pudding this year and owe a debt of gratitude of King George I. Q. So it days back to King01:00 Mon 16th Dec 2002

When else would you eat Sprouts

Q. So they come from Brussels, then A. From Asia actually. From Iran and Pakistan, arriving in Europe by courtesy of the Crusaders, who boldly slaughtered their way East and returned triumphant01:00 Mon 16th Dec 2002

Did you know that turkeys risk drowning

Q. Did Sir Walter Raleigh discover the Turkey A. No. Although he is often linked with the bird being brought back to England, the natives of America had noticed the running around for quite a01:00 Mon 16th Dec 2002

Porridge makes you happy

Downhearted women have known for years that eating chocolate can cheer them up. The downside is that the life caused by the sugar is later followed by an emotional low. Mental health experts now say01:00 Wed 25th Sep 2002

Equiba: too good to be true

There have been a host of postings - from anne, checkmatepat and many others - concerning a product called 'Equiba' and its claims to aid weight loss. In October 1998 the Bodywell company, based01:00 Wed 05th Jun 2002

On the origins of food names

Studying the menu in a swish Florida restaurant, your correspondent asked his waiter, Anthony (a resting actor), where 'Marinara sauce' got its name. Anthony hesitated for just a moment, clearly01:00 Mon 13th May 2002

The first Indian restaurant

barra asks: When did the first Indian Takeaway/Restaurant open in the UK Where in the UK was it In 1809 The Hindostanee Coffee House opened for business at 34 George Street, Portman Square,01:00 Thu 09th May 2002

Aberdeen-Angus cattle

ouedtaria asked: Are the breed of Angus cattle born with no horns or are they removed as calves Aberdeen-Angus cattle are naturally polled (hornless). They are also hardy, black, and the 'world's01:00 Tue 07th May 2002

Tried, Tested and (sadly) Untrue

Nelli asked why inserting a silver spoon into the neck of an opened bottle of champagne keeps it fizzy for longer. The real answer is that... it doesn't. Yes, we accept that Nelli did test it and01:00 Fri 26th Apr 2002

How is Greek yoghurt different from the yoghurt we eat

A. People in Central Asia, the Balkans and Turkey have made yoghurt throughout history to preserve milk, much in the same way as people in Northern Europe have made cheese and butter. it was01:00 Mon 29th Apr 2002

Where does pumpernickel derive its peculiar name

A. Debates about Germany's black bread have raged for centuries. The origins of the bread's curious name have interested linguists and historians for almost as long. Meyer's Konversationslexikon in01:00 Mon 29th Apr 2002

Do monks still make green Chartreuse

A. The liqueur is made at the Chartreuse distillery in France by the Carthusian order. They are not an enclosed order and do have limited contact with the outside world. Q. How long have they been01:00 Mon 29th Apr 2002

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