Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee

Marking 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June 2012.

The Queen's 60 years as monarch are set to be marked by a series of regional, national and international events during 2012, culminating in the four-day long UK Bank Holiday weekend in June.

Events planned to take place include the Queen leading a flotilla of a thousand boats along the River Thames, a chain of beacons being lit across the country and a concert organised by the BBC featuring some of the biggest names in music, attended by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

English rose sparkling

5 great English sparkling roses

10th February 2012

If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day purchase of rose Champagne, why not take inspiration from the five of the best English sparkling roses.


English Wine: Expert's choice

2nd December 2011

English wine is officially a hot topic, says Susy Atkins, especially the fizz, the best of which rivals Champagne in style, quality and price. See Susy's pick of 21 four and five star sparkling...

Denbies, Surrey

Great English Vineyards

31st May 2011

To celebrate English wine week, we bring you a selection of photographs showing the estates of England's most famous wine producers.