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A bit of sparkle

Christopher Fielden samples Prosecco

‘Light’ in the south

Christopher Fielden notes that 24 April was #SauvBlanc Day

Riesling revolution

The true Riesling is one of the great grape-varieties in the wine world, writes Christopher Fielden

Boxing clever

Wine: LAST month was the 50th birthday of wine packaged in a bag-in-box. First introduced by a South Australian winemaker, Tom Angove, it at first met with some scepticism, partly because, in the early models, the pack had a limited shelf-life

Economy style

Wine: I DON'T suppose that there are many people who choose the airline they fly with on the basis of the wines that they serve in economy class, but there is one that I am unlikely to select again

Accolade for Brazil

Wine: AT THE end of last year, I participated in a world record - although, sad to say, I don't think that it will ever feature in Guinness World Records. Eight hundred and fifty of us donned blindfolds to take part in the largest ever blind wine-tasting in the world

Drinking better

Wine: During the past 12 months, sales of wine have fallen by four per cent by volume, but have increased by one per cent in value. We are drinking less, but drinking better - or, at least, more expensively

’Tis the season for Champagne

’Tis the season for Champagne

Wine: For most of us Champagne is a luxury item to be saved for special occasions. Christmas can be one of those occasions

Bargain cellars

Wine: THERE has been much in the press about how much the UK's Big Four supermarket chains have suffered at the hands of Aldi and Lidl; so I thought it would be of interest to see what these two chains are offering

Sips with the Swiss

Wine: ONE of the exciting things about wine - as I have said before - is that there is always something new to learn about it. This was brought home to me forcefully when I spent five days in Switzerland recently

Organic, naturally

Wine: Professor Peter Giancola at the University of Kentucky concluded that "The more religious one is, the more aggressive one will become after drinking alcohol"

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH