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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

Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels is among the world's best-selling liquors. It is famous for its square bottles and black label. The drink is available in several brands: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Gentleman Jack and a classic combination of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Cola served in a 330ml c...15:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Stella Artois

Stella Artois is one of the world’s leading beer brands. Other brands associated with the company that makes Stella include Budweiser, Beck’s, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Quilmes, Michelob, Harbin, Sedrin, Cass, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, and Jupiler among others.The first recorded ...14:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010


Ribena is one of the leading brands of juice drink in the world. The original blackcurrant flavour is still the most popular but the drink also comes in other flavours such as strawberry, apple, orange and lighter versions. The drinks are produced in the iconic squash cordial and also as ready to drink bottles and cart...14:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010


Twinings is a world leading brand of tea. Twinings sells a variety of regional and flavoured teas such as Lapsang Souchong, Earl Grey and Darjeeling as well as fruit infusions, Green Tea, white tea and decaffeinated Redbush tea. Tea has been drunk in China for thousands of years, and now it is the quintessential Englis...14:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


Schweppes is one of the most well recognised beverage brands in the world. The 'Schweppes' product range now includes: its classic 'Schweppes' Lemonade; original 'Schweppes' Bitter Lemon; 'Schweppes' Indian Tonic Water; 'Schweppes' Ginger Ale; 'Schweppes' Soda Water; 'Schweppes' Russchian (perfect mixed with Vodka) and...14:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


Nescafe is one of the best known brands of instant coffee in the world. While the Nescafe brand was created for soluble coffee, it has subsequently been used as an umbrella brand on a number of instant coffee products, including, in the UK, Gold Blend, Alta Rica and Blend 37 freeze-dried coffees. Nescafe coffee was fir...14:39 Wed 26th May 2010


Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. It is the best-selling alcoholic drink of all time in Ireland. Other products in the Guinness brand include Guinness Original in bottles and cans, Guinness Draught, Guinness Red where the barley is roasted a bit less to reveal the red colour and Guinness For...14:09 Wed 26th May 2010


Robinsons is one of the biggest grocery brands in the UK. The brand range includes Fruit Squash, Fruit and Barley, High Juice, Barley Water, Fruit Shoot and Fruit Spring. The brand is owned by Britvic Soft Drinks which is one of the two leading soft drinks businesses in Great Britain.The brand’s history can be traced...14:09 Wed 26th May 2010


Lucozade is one of the most well known brands of energy drink. Lucozade Sport is a major sponsor of events, teams and athletes in the UK and Ireland including currently the FA Premier League, FA Cup, England Rugby Football Union, England Football Team, The London Marathon, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Damien Duff, and...14:09 Wed 26th May 2010


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

Wine Cellar Value Poured Away With No Home Insurance

Alongside a sudden love of gastronomy, many in the UK have developed an interest in fine wines in recent years – both as an occasional tipple and as part of an investment fund. But despite investing in fancy climate controlling devices to ensure that their cellars are perfectly nurtured, many are neglecting to pr...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

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