Briton David Ridgway, chief sommelier of the Tour d’Argent restaurant, holds a bottle in the cellar of La Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)ASSOCIATED PRESS It has been three months since the September scandal in which 23 candidates who sat for the challenging, last level of the Master Sommelier exam were stripped of
The opening of London‘s crisis-hit Crossrail is to be delayed indefinitely while an additional £1.7bn may be needed to complete the project, transport bosses have said. The capital’s flagship east-west Elizabeth Line underground rail link had been due to open this month but was pushed back to Autumn 2019 after delays were announced over the summer.
(CNN) — It’s been a good year for fans of rail travel, with speedy new train services opening around the world, linking major cities and slashing rail journey times. Whether travelers are looking for an alternative to flying, or just want a faster train ride, these services are offering new travel opportunities. Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express
Winchester is a small city stacked with history, as Telegraph readers are no doubt aware. For those in need of a reminder, let me run you through its milestones (deep breath): Before the Roman invasion, the place was known as Venta, and it was populated by Gaulish tribes known as the Belgae (insert joke about
https://www.expedia.com/Prague.d180014.Destination-Travel-Guides Step into a child’s storybook when you first arrive in Prague, a city in the Czech Republic where sleek, modern buildings share space with ancient gothic architecture. Wander down the twisting cobblestone streets – you’re sure to find something new and exciting. After all, even locals get lost here. Prague tourism usually involves the
Airlines are at risk of breaking consumer law by cancelling a passenger’s entire itinerary if they fail to check in for one flight, a consumer group has claimed. Most carriers will automatically cancel all sectors of an air ticket if the first leg or an intermediate flight is not taken. Travellers may be obliged to
Visit Boeddeker Park, take a selfie in front of the “Everyone Deserves a Home” mural, and share the important message on Instagram — Photo courtesy of Felix Uribe, Tenderloin Community Benefit District The 31 blocks that make up San Francisco‘s Tenderloin District are some of the most dynamic and diverse in the city. Although it
(CNN) — When ordering “Indian” food in places such as the United States or the UK, garlic naan, biryani, butter chicken and dal are ubiquitous. However, when you travel to India, don’t expect anything close to a standard menu. In this vast country, there are 29 states — each with its own topography and traditions.
Airlines canceled more than 1,400 flights over the weekend, as severe weather from Virginia to Florida snarled air travel, with disruptions likely to spill over into the work week.
New Zealand Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane say that a body has been found and the search for the young traveller from Essex is now at an end. A 26-year-old man currently being held by police has been charged with killing Grace. As her family and friends grieve for her loss, the
From journeys along the Yukon to unexpected flights of delight, Michael Kerr suggests some inspirational holiday reads. Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris (Dey St/HarperCollins, £20) Kate Harris, an academic high flyer from Canada, had ambitions to be an astronaut, then decided there was exploring enough to be done
Some raw cookie dough? Oh no. (Photo: Getty Images)Getty Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it to get done baking before you eat cookie dough. That’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding everyone during this Holiday Season when many cookies and other treats are a-baking. This warning also applies
Hartwall Original Long Drink created a national holiday celebrating the gloomy, gray skies with their gray-tinged cocktail.Hartwall Original Long Drink Restrictive liquor laws lead spirits companies to do their best to work with – or work around them entirely – and one innovative Finnish company figured out a way to use the natural weather in
I’d been hiking for 40 minutes and had found myself in Yorkshire. Except it didn’t quite resemble the neighbouring county to my native Newcastle. I was surrounded by rich forests, sea cliffs, lava features and an exuberant coat of vegetation. There was also the North Atlantic Ocean stretching out before me. That’s because I was
Despite a long and sometimes tragic history of invasion and resistance, this thriving business capital has poetry, music and literature percolating through its cobblestones. Dubliner, Oscar Wilde once said “life is too important to be taken seriously.” While Dublin proudly honours its past, it is equally passionate about enjoying each and every new day. Nowhere
(CNN) — Nairobi’s only been a city since 1954, but it’s been making up for lost time ever since. The capital of Kenya is now a thriving metropolis that continues to grow rapidly in a country that covers 582,650 square kilometers (around twice the size of Nevada). Nairobi is always on the move, always changing.
Rail travellers are anxiously awaiting the introduction of new train timetables, which take effect across Britain on Sunday morning. The rail industry has warned of possible “pockets of disruption” when new schedules take effect. Timetables are adjusted twice annually, in May and December. The most recent schedule change, on 20 May this year, was unprecedented in