• 10 best online wine shops
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    10 best online wine shops

    If the thought of choosing a bottle of wine from a wall of supermarket plonk leaves you feeling faint, it might be worth turning your attention to the online stores, providing all manner of added assistance. Whether you’re a complete novice or a WSET-certified wine nerd, these online wine merchants offer bigger ranges than most physical stores can stock (thanks to unlimited shelf space) and plenty of helpful tools and advice to make sure you purchase wines you and your guests will love. The online marketplace is also a wonderful way to discover smaller wine producers, often championed by professional wine critics, which you might not otherwise come across in your local store.

  • 10 best online wine shops
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    10 best online wine shops

    If the thought of choosing a bottle of wine from a wall of supermarket plonk leaves you feeling faint, it might be worth turning your attention to the online stores, providing all manner of added assistance. Whether you’re a complete novice or a WSET-certified wine nerd, these online wine merchants offer bigger ranges than most physical stores can stock (thanks to unlimited shelf space) and plenty of helpful tools and advice to make sure you purchase wines you and your guests will love. The online marketplace is also a wonderful way to discover smaller wine producers, often championed by professional wine critics, which you might not otherwise come across in your local store.

  • 14 best dry sherries
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    14 best dry sherries

    Dry sherry comes in a variety of forms from fino, the most dry, through manzanilla and amontillado, to the richer oloroso and the rarer palo cortado. Look out this year for the en rama sherries – wines that have been minimally filtered or refined to get the true taste of the sherry as it comes from the cask. En Rama sherries (literally “in the raw”) are only lightly filtered so you’re getting the true taste of sherry from the cask, providing a depth and a complexity of flavours – encompassing everything from Japanese umami to salted apples – that other sherries may only hint at.

  • Crunchy caramel M&Ms have landed in the UK
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    Crunchy caramel M&Ms have landed in the UK

    Take all of my money

  • How to tell if you're drinking fake Prosecco
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    How to tell if you're drinking fake Prosecco

    Counterfeit bottles of bubbly are on the rise.

  • One in four British people can only cook three recipes, survey finds
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    One in four British people can only cook three recipes, survey finds

    British people lack confidence in the kitchen, with a quarter of us able to cook just three tried and trusted recipes, it has emerged. Researchers found that the fear of getting a recipe wrong and wasting ingredients leads us to stick to the same meals. A study of 2,000 adults also revealed that only four in 10 British people know more than nine recipes.

  • 16 ‘Healthy’ Foods Nutritionists Want You to Stop Eating
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    16 ‘Healthy’ Foods Nutritionists Want You to Stop Eating

    16 ‘Healthy’ Foods Nutritionists Want You to Stop Eating

  • These colourful Costa Pride cups are EVERYTHING
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    These colourful Costa Pride cups are EVERYTHING

    Costa is tasting the rainbow to celebrate Pride

  • 10 best tequilas and mezcals
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    10 best tequilas and mezcals

    For the tequila and mezcal novice, knowing what to opt for can be a little confusing, but understand a few basics and you’ll soon be buying with confidence. Both drinks are made from the agave plant, but in order to be labelled a tequila a few restrictions are in place: it can only be produced from the blue agave and distilled in the Mexican state of Jalisco, or four other specific regions within Guanajanto, Michoacán, Nayarit and Tamaulipas. Mezcal can be made from any one, or a combination of, around 30 agaves (including blue agave) and can come from anywhere in Mexico, although most production is centred in Oxacana.

  • You're probably drinking coffee too early
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    You're probably drinking coffee too early

    If you have your first coffee of the day pre-10am, you're doing it all wrong.

  • Why you should never buy skimmed milk
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    Why you should never buy skimmed milk

    It's not even good for you.

  • Crazy Diets – Do They Work? Here’s Fact from Fiction
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    Crazy Diets – Do They Work? Here’s Fact from Fiction

    There’s a new diet popping up every single day, but there are some that are taking the internet and social media world by storm as they claim to get you results – and get them fast. And hey, who doesn’t want to lose those inches as soon as possible? Here we’ve got a list of 5 crazy diets that are trending. The Keto Diet: This popular low-carb diets forces the body into a state where it starts burning fats instead of carbs for fuel. Generally, you should eat 5-10% carbs, 20-25% protein, and 75-80% fat. 
 It does come with its side effects, especially the popular Keto flu. ...

  • 10 Best European gins
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    10 Best European gins

    Although the UK and particularly London has a rich history of gin production, some of the earliest reports claim that Holland or Italy could be it’s true birthplace. Spain is also well known to have a thirst for gin which they happily free pour into glorious copa goblets (our favourite glass for gin if truth be told). Packed full of exciting botanicals from across the continent, European gins feature a whole host of ingredients not found in their British equivalent.

  • 8 Reasons Why Lychee is a Wonder Fruit
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    8 Reasons Why Lychee is a Wonder Fruit

    Lychee, a member of the soapberry family, stands among one of the most popular tropical fruits. Like its luscious flavor, lychee boasts of a rich history; it was the much-loved fruit of emperors and queens due to its wealth of nutrients – Vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Lychee, meaning a gift for joyful life, lives up to its name. From slowing down aging to treating digestive ailments, promoting blood circulation, regulating blood pressure and assisting weight loss, lychee is a big surprise in a small package. Let’s look at the health benefits of Lychee and what this juicy and flavorful fruit has to offer.

  • 8 Best volcanic wines
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    8 Best volcanic wines

    While expert opinion is divided as to the scientific effect of soil which has seen volcanic activity, in terms of flavour there are some particularly alluring qualities to wines made from grapes grown in the mineral-rich, high ash soils around volcanoes. Mineral flavours, spicy notes, slight smokiness, high acidity, umami savouriness and rich earthy flavours tend to abound, giving both reds and whites rich and complex tastes that swirl with intrigue. While lovers of volcanic soil grapes have been knocking back the good stuff in restaurants and wine bars for a little while, there’s now finally a good selection for consumers to order online too.

  • 10 best botanical beers
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    10 best botanical beers

    You may have noticed an affliction developing among brewers, which we call ‘adjunctivitis’, and is the habit of putting ingredients other than malted barley, hops, yeast and water into their beers. Before hops became the brewing flavour of choice, all manner of wild herbs and spices went into ales (these hop-less drinks were known as ‘gruit’) while many established styles also contain extras – Belgian witbiers, for example feature orange and coriander seed while Trappist ales have regularly featured spices. For this list we’ve ignored the common fruit flavours and have instead sought beers with more unusual botanical ingredients.

  • Nando's just added a new burger to its menu
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    Nando's just added a new burger to its menu

    Say hello to the Fresco Burger

  • Strawberries and cream Baileys is here!
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    Strawberries and cream Baileys is here!

    It sounds like the ultimate boozy sweet treat

  • 10 best vegetarian cookbooks
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    10 best vegetarian cookbooks

    Eating vegetarian is an art that needs to be constantly renewed with an array of new trends and flavours, but inspired by quality food and fresh products. All around the world, vegetarianism has settled in as a positive movement that offers not only a healthy way of living, but also its own way of life. This year’s Indybest vegetarian cookbooks list looks at how can we be inspired by the best vegetarian cuisine from around the world.

  • 8 best reusable straws
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    8 best reusable straws

    This country throws away an eye-watering 8.5 billion straws every year– enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall a thousand times over. Mark Hilton, head of sustainable business at leading environmental consultancy Eunomia, advises businesses on how to phase out single-use plastic items and what to offer instead. “The only real ‘need’ for a drinking straw comes from those with certain disabilities and children who are learning to drink from a cup,” he says.

  • 8 best alternative aperitifs
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    8 best alternative aperitifs

    With the sun sitting high in the sky and the mercury soaring, refreshing drinks are key. With ever more interesting launches looking to challenge these traditional bitter tipples for their crown, we’re taking a look at the best alternative aperitifs. Traditionally a drink consumed before a meal to stimulate the appetite, aperitifs have become an occasion in their own right in recent years, with the revival in fortunes of a number of long-established bitter spirit and liqueur brands.

  • These smart food habits will help your body stay cool throughout the summer months
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    These smart food habits will help your body stay cool throughout the summer months

    Eating the right fruits, vegetables and spices can ensure you remain cool during the summer season, suggest experts.

  • 31 Vegetarian Recipes For Your Summer BBQ
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    31 Vegetarian Recipes For Your Summer BBQ

    Meatless Monday is going to last all summer long. From Delish

  • World Cup 2018: The best beers to drink for every nation
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    World Cup 2018: The best beers to drink for every nation

    To help in your choice of goal-cheering beverages we’ve selected a beer to represent every country in the tournament (providing they’re available to buy in the UK) and have picked two star performers from each group to qualify for the later stages. Egypt may be credited as the country to first master the art of brewing but we can’t get our hands on its current output – the biggest brewery is the Heineken-owned Al Ahram Brewery, with Stella Local its leading brand.

  • Onset of arthritis? What are the best foods to reduce the symptoms?
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    Onset of arthritis? What are the best foods to reduce the symptoms?

    Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis. Unfortunately, there are currently no effective treatments or approved drugs for this disabling condition, which causes the joints to become painful and stiff. Some new drugs are in the pipeline, but it will be years before they are tested in clinical trials and approved by regulators. Firstly, losing weight and exercising are the most significant things that osteoarthritis patients can do to ease their symptoms. Weight loss reduces the load on the joints and lowers the level of inflammation in the body, reducing arthritis pain. However, eating certain foods can also help improve patients’ symptoms and reduce their daily joint pain.