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19th Jul 2009

Wine, science and, er, sperm

by Tim Atkin

It was enough to make me splutter into my muesli. The news that scientists at the North East England Stem Cell Institute claim to have created “fully mature, functional” human sperm raises ethical questions about life itself. Does so-called... Read more

 

12th Jul 2009

Coming of Age

by Tim Atkin

Heaven knows who came up with the statistic, but the word in the booze business is that 9 out of 10 wines are drunk within 48 hours of purchase. Do people in white coats stand, clipboard primed, beside the nation's bottle banks, quizzing... Read more

 

11th Jul 2009

Affordable wines to lay down

by Tim Atkin

Heaven knows who came up with the statistic, but the word in the booze business is that 9 out of 10 wines are drunk within 48 hours of purchase. Do people in white coats stand, clipboard primed, beside the nation's bottle banks, quizzing... Read more

 

6th Jul 2009

The Big Chill

by Tim Atkin

"An ice bucket?" asked the waiter in a tapas bar I visited in Barcelona recently. "For a red wine, señor?" I swear I saw steam barrelling out of his ears as various Catalan heads... Read more