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Chateau Ausone

There is an oft touted theory with claret that the right bank wines from Saint Emilion and Pomerol are softer and more approachable in their youth than the serious minded, cabernet sauvingnon-dominated left bank wines of Margaux, Pauillac, et al. Whilst there might be some truth to this generalisation, like most sweeping statements it is easily here for more



Zenith El Primero

It was once said of Ferrari that the engine was what you actually paid for; the rest of the car was thrown in for free. A similar vein of thought may be applied to the watchmaker Zenith, whose El Primero movement could be compared to a high revving Ferrari V12, such is the level of its technical excellence...  here for more




Fiat Dino

Homologation. It sounds like a rather boring, bureaucratic word. Something beloved of paper-shuffling European Union officials in Brussels, perhaps. To a car enthusiast, though, it has completely different associations; it hints at limited edition versions of cars designed principally for use in motorsport, like the BMW M3, here for more


Herbert Terry Anglepoise Lamp

This is classic design in its truest sense. Patented originally in 1932 by George Carwardine, whilst attempting to develop a new kind of spring in his spare time, the anglepoise lamp was then licensed to Herbert Terry and Sons of Redditch, the company that would continue to produce anglepoise lamps to this day. Carwardine had realised that the springs he had developed could be applied perfectly to a ‘limbed’ lamp which allowed for the user to position it in any direction and for it to remain in that position until moved here for more