Patrick Whitcomb

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The best red wines for Christmas

<i>Our award-winning wine writers, Victoria Moore and Susy Atkins, unveil the richest reds for you to sip this Christmas.</i><p>Red wines under £10<p><b>Côtes du Rhône Villages 2015, France</b><p>Boasting a cerulean blue and scarlet label that’s strangely similar to another popular Côtes du Rhône you may know, this is my …

Healthy at work: best snacks to boost efficiency and stay sane

Who remembers Police Chief Wiggum in the Simpsons, feet up, chowing down on a doughnut and coffee? Not the most effective-looking police chief of all time. But replace the doughnut with a bowl of wholegrains and his cup of Joe with an avocado smoothie and, bingo! Who knows what he’s capable of …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ chilli recipes – venison picadillo (aka chile con carne) and brussels sprouts with chipotle and honey

I have been obsessed with chillies since my first trip to Mexico 20 years ago: I was hooked by their heat, and how alive it made me feel, but then I began to learn about all the nuances of flavour and different heat levels. The hardest thing is knowing when to use which chilli. This week, two …

The Worst Common Mistakes to Do at a Restaurant: How to Ruin Your Night (and Everybody Else's)

From gaming the online reservation system to getting too tipsy, these are the restaurant "don'ts" to avoid.<p>Dining out at a restaurant is not a one-way street. <i>Yes</i>, it should be a special experience. <i>Yes</i>, your meal should be delicious, worth the price tag, and prepared to your liking. And, given the …

Hospitality

'GTA 5' Has Way More Foliage On PS4 Than Xbox One

Last-gen megahit GTA 5 came out on PS4 and Xbox One yesterday promising entirely revamped graphics worthy of the new machines. And with that, we play the familiar game of looking at just how well the two different versions run. The results are interesting: at first, they don’t appear to point to a …

Networked and super fast: welcome to Bristol, the UK’s smartest city

Chloe Meineck’s great grandmother, Winnie, suffered from dementia. But she could still play the piano by heart, the music triggering memories that brought her much joy.<p>And so it was that Meineck, 24, came up with the idea of the Music Memory Box – a small container that houses objects chosen by its …

Bath Blue named world's tastiest cheese

The Westcountry cheese beat competition from around the world to take the top spot at the BBC Good Food Show<p>A West Country cheese has been named the world's tastiest, beating off competition from more than 2,700 global varieties.<p>Bath Blue was declared this year's champion during the BBC Good Food …

How to Drink All Night, in a Classy Way

The guests can bring the wine. It’s what you pour before and after the meal that they’ll really remember. Here, five ace strategies to keep the party going from start to finish.<p><i>The guests can bring the wine. It's what you pour before and after the meal that they'll really remember. Here, five ace</i> …

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Reminder: 'Destiny' Is Still The Most Important Console Game Of 2014

The big fall releases are rolling in. We’ve already seen the yearly entry from console industry’s two major annualized franchises, Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed, as well as other major titles like Sunset Overdrive, as well as Skylanders, Halo and so on. We’re getting Far Cry and Dragon Age next …

London's lost Tube stations: in pictures

10 of the best clubs in Berlin

Berghain<p>Massive, mythical and sometimes monstrously hard to get into (the door staff can be terrifyingly capricious), the converted power station Berghain lives up to its worldwide reputation, and carries the torch for Berlin's deathless techno inheritance. The upstairs Panorama bar offers house …

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Everything Spice–Coated Cheddar Cheese Ball

8 Servings<p>If you have leftover "everything" spice, stir it into Greek yogurt drizzled with olive oil for a savory breakfast.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces pancetta, finely chopped<p>1⅓ cups finely grated extra sharp cheddar<p>4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, …

Spices

Supreme Ribbed Beanie | Available Now

In one variation or another, a perennial favorite is back this week as Supreme releases its branded Ribbed Beanie. In 100% cotton, each of the seven …

Berlin: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip</b><b>: Dorotheenstadt cemetery</b><p>A beautiful ancient cemetery with wonderful trees and plants, this place offers a tour of German intellectual history. We found the graves of Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel, Heinrich Mann, Herbert Marcuse, Georg Hegel and Johann Fichte. This is a very special …

Berlin city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Exploring Berlin’s post-Wall era<p><b>Lichtgrenze, The Wall of Light</b><br>On the weekend of 7-9 November, a light installation of 8,000 white helium balloons on poles will be set up along the former course of the Wall through the city centre – a “symbol of hope for a world without walls”. A hundred “Wall …

Destiny is the largest new IP launch in history

During their earnings call, Activision revealed that <b>Destiny</b> is not only the largest launch for a new franchise in history, but it was also in the top …

Blind test: The 'best whisky in the world' tasted by Keith Miller

The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 has just been awarded the highest score in Jim Murray’s influential World Whisky Bible - but how does it do in a blind tasting?<p>Last night, in the soigné surroundings of Quaglino’s restaurant in Mayfair, I was granted an audience with greatness: a close encounter with …

Snooker

Simulator games, the weird world of ultra-realistic sims

The enduring appeal of video games is that they let you pretend to be someone you’re not. Roman emperor, Renaissance assassin and space marine are all standard-issue jobs for gamers. Not only that, most games sex up their subject matter, Michael Bay-style, with relentless, meaningless action and …

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How to: Stay Healthy on the Road

When I was 18 and went to Paris for the first time, I ended up in the emergency room on the first day. It was my first overseas flight traveling alone and I barely drank any water. After struggling with my oversized suitcases (another rookie mistake) at Charles de Gaulle and pounding the streets …

Is Garlic Good for You or Bad for You?

So about that crazy garlicky pasta you ate last night. Could that actually be... good for you?<p>Garlic’s health benefits have been touted throughout history, and it’s been credited as a plague-beating, infection-fighting, fat-melting, parasite-killing, cholesterol-lowering, immune-system-boosting, …

High Blood Pressure

Final Fantasy XV is a 'bromance'. We ask its director why

Hajime Tabata is the director on the upcoming <i>Final Fantasy Type-0 HD</i>, originally a PSP game released only in Japan but soon getting the next gen …

Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs

Kayaker Lars Lämmler tackles the rapids on Norway's raging Rauma River http://on.natgeo.com/1tuDP53 Photograph by Ciarán Heurteau

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