Monday, 25 June 2018

Rosés for summer

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One of summer’s great pleasures is enjoying a glass of chilled rosé on a balmy evening. From the palest of pink to deep strawberry-coloured wines there are plenty to choose.

Here are my favourites.

Reuilly Pinot Gris, 2016, Les Chatillons, Denis Jamain, ABV12.5 %, £14.95,
From Reuilly, in the Loire Valley, comes this pretty pink-tinged wine. More of a vin gris than a rosé, it is deliciously crisp and crunchy on the palate with fruity tangs of white peaches. This zesty wine is light and refreshing but has enough richness to make it interesting. Goes down a treat on its own or with food.

M De Minuty Rosé 2017, Château Minuty, ABV 13% £14, (£11.49 Save 18% when you buy 6+)
Château Minuty, on the St Tropez Peninsula, is one of Provence's best wineries. This classic pale rosé comes in a beautifully designed bottle by artist Ashley Mary. It oozes strawberry and raspberry flavours with a refreshing acidity, yet it is lovely and smooth in the mouth. An extremely popular rosé that is a wonderful summer drink. 

Whispering Angel Rosé 2017, Château d'Esclans, ABV 13%, £20, (£16.99 Save 15% when you buy 6+)
A mesmerising elixir that enlivens the palate with the taste of summer fruits. Delicate but with enough depth and complexity to give it plenty of character, this fashionable wine is very quaffable.

By Daralyn Danns

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Spotlight on Hair Rituel by Sisley: Revitalizing Fortifying Serum

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Sisley, a Parisian company renowned for its quality skincare line created with natural botanical extracts, has now launched a haircare range. 

A head of thick, glossy hair is what we all would like. This Revitalizing Fortifying Serum for the scalp, (£135) part of the Hair Rituel by Sisley range makes it easier to cope with lacklustre locks. 

This powerful cocktail of vitamins, proteins, minerals and plant extracts work to make hair stronger. 
It has a lovely smell and using it feels therapeutic so you think it must be doing some good.

Sisley says that with each application, the hair becomes shinier, more radiant with vitality and it is also supposed to make hair denser. It took about five weeks before I started seeing results. My hair felt nourished and was overall in better condition. I am now on the maintenance program (I use it twice a week). The more I use it, the more delighted I am with it.

If your hair needs a helping hand, this is a treatment you may want to consider.

By Daralyn Danns