Every generation has its zeitgeist wine. For my parents’ generation, it was richly proportioned, oak-driven white wines made from chardonnay, and full-flavoured, high alcohol, broad-shouldered red wines made from shiraz and cabernet. As I entered the wine industry, I saw it embrace aromatic white wines made from sauvignon blanc and riesling, and lighter, more restrained red wines made from...
One way to bridge the generation gap (Opinion, 5 September) is in the care of small children. If New Labour’s finest creation, Sure Start, is ever to be restored, this would be a perfect opportunity to include in children’s centres – alongside parents and infants – people of all ages from teens to the elderly. Of course there would...
The recipe Peel a medium onion, halve it and chop it fairly finely, then let it soften in 2 tbsp of olive oil over a moderate heat. Stir regularly so the onion doesn’t colour. Remove the leaves and silky fibres from 2 large ears of corn then slice the kernels from the cobs. The beauty of this is that you can...
Medical staff in Northern Ireland have been told they will not face prosecution if they refer women to clinics in England and Wales for abortions, a development that campaigners say will ease the climate of fear under which many have been operating. In a significant clarification of the law, the director of public prosecutions for Northern Ireland, Barra McGrory, has...
  Most of us face the prospect of watching our parents get old. It’s the cycle of life, and as much as we tell ourselves it will all be OK and smooth running, nothing can really prepare you for what might come. Ultimately, there will be tough decisions to make, not least deciding on the best way to care for...
Alessandro Pace had just turned 11 when he got his first job. His father, in an attempt to keep his wayward son out of trouble, arranged a summer job at a bar in their hometown, Comiso, a city with a handsome baroque heart in southern Sicily. Bar Corallo, in typical Sicilian style, dispensed short espressos, extravagantly sweet pastries, plump...
It will come as a surprise to nobody, but some of Jeremy Corbyn’s best friends are vegan. At an event this week for the cosmetics chain Lush, which has been campaigning against animal testing for the past 20 years, the Labour leader was asked by one of the audience whether he would consider converting his decades-long vegetarianism into veganIism....
A higher metabolism can only increase your chances for weight loss success. Eating foods that speed up your metabolism will help your body to burn energy which in turn, will help you meet your weight loss goals faster. Below is a list highlighting five easy ways to do this. Try them out over the next few weeks and hopefully you’ll...
Tired of running out to the store to pick up cleaning products? Who isn’t!?! Actually, I’m not. Leaving the house without family is my second favorite pastime right behind “hiding from them in the hole I dug in the basement.” Instead of running to the store for every damn thing, check out this household essentials sample box. For a limited time,...
My gym bag is almost as important — and almost as overloaded — as my laptop backpack. The gym bag has workout clothes, shoes, a case for toiletries, random exercise equipment like a jump rope and even protein bars. Yes, I’m basically a gym hobo. My entire life is packed into a sack hanging on my shoulder. All that’s...