CHAMPAGNE

  • Jerome Champagne to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency September 16, 2014

    Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year's election for president of the world soccer body. "I have the honor of informing you that I have just written to the FIFA adhoc Electoral Committee and its president, Mr. Domenico...
  • What made Anne Hathaway cry at a charity event? October 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Anne Hathaway couldn't hold back her tears at an event when she introduced a doctor, who helped her close friend battle cancer. Hathaway attended the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch in Beverly Hills, California, with her husband Adam Shulman, reports femalefirst.co.uk. An emotional Hathaway said on stage: "On a personal...
  • Why India, China are not likely to fall for a gold or champagne iPhone August 22, 2013

    Beijing: If Apple hopes to woo more Chinese by adding a glitzy coating some call it champagne, some gold to its next iPhone, it may be in for a surprise. While gold is hugely popular as a safe haven and a status symbol China is set to overtake...
  • US: 80yrold woman wins, swallows onecarat diamond April 26, 2013

    Washington: An 80yearold US woman accidentally swallowed a $5,000 diamond from her champagne glass at a charity event. The Tampa Woman's Club held a fundraiser over the weekend where they poured 400 flutes of champagne. For $20, members could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a...
  • Jerome Champagne urges video replay use for referees March 11, 2013

    Zurich: FIFA presidential hopeful Jerome Champagne says referees should be allowed to consult video replays and that football needs to accept the "inevitable" use of technology. Champagne suggests in a document sent to FIFA member nations that video replays could help referees judge situations such as offside on disputed goals, red...
  • Champagne sells for world record $43,630 June 4, 2011

    New York: A bottle of Veuve Clicquot salvaged from a 19th century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea set a world record for Champagne on Friday when it sold for 30,000 euros ($43,630) at an auction in Aland, Finland. It is one of two bottles from a cache of 145 recovered from...
  • Sparkling wines a cheaper alternative to Champagne December 8, 2010

    New York: Champagne can only be produced in the French region that bears its name, but the joy that comes from hearing a cork pop can come from any number of other sparkling wines, at a fraction of the cost. "The central problem is that wine pricing is almost completely arbitrary...
  • Hot: The power woman's poison, wine! October 31, 2008

    Most women I meet tend to stay away from hard alcohol but do enjoy the occasional Breezer and their wine, of course. And today's woman seems to be getting to know her wines better and better, too. The generally wellrehearsed order, 'I'll have a glass of your white wine ...
  • Hotel suite offers diamonds, roses on X Mas December 7, 2007

    Tokyo: Straw in a manger it is not: a Tokyo hotel is offering a Christmas suite, including a small tree decorated with diamonds, for $130,000 a night in Japan's latest superluxury promotion directed at a growing class of newly rich. Two thousand years after the original birthday boy was born...
  • Indian thirst for bubbly makes Britain dry November 20, 2007

    LondonThe first snow showers in Britain on Monday raised the prospect of a white Christmas, but people's festive spirits were soon dampened by wine merchants who announced that high demand for champagne in India was likely to lead to rationing of the spirit here. The supplies to Britain of top champagne...
  • Pop a bubbly with Osama on Xmas December 16, 2006

    Lima (Peru): Some Peruvian winemakers have ditched Santa Claus this festive season, instead turning to alQaeda leader Osama bin Laden to help their sales. Authorities in northern Peru this week uncovered a case of sparkling wine labelled "Bin Laden Champagne" that illegal local brewers hoped to sell at Christmas fairs for...