£49 for 'Teatime & Me Time' @ Morgan's Spa, 30 James Street – Liverpool City Centre

Ladies and gents, it”s time to indulge and we”re about to show you how to do it. Leave your troubles behind and get ready to unwind. We”ve found you the most opulent, beautiful, not to mention historic of places to while away an afternoon.

Whisk yourself away for some pure pampering when you pick up today”s offer. Set in the historic Liverpool Hotel, the Morgan”s spa provides you with the highest standard of treatments, while giving you exceptional customer service, letting you leave the spa feeling totally and utterly relaxed. For just £49 you”ll enjoy a ”Teatime & Me Time” pamper session with your choice of 30 minute Swedish or deep tissue back massage. Take a dip in the amazing spa pool and enjoy the warmth and hydrotherapy. Once you”re feeling peckish you”ll nibble on delicious cakes and sandwiches with a decadent afternoon tea to add even more sparkle to this deal.

Now, this is how you relax.


£75 for a Morgan’s Spa experience @ 30 James Street – Liverpool City Centre

Ladies and gents, it”s time to indulge and we”re about to show you how to do it. Leave your troubles behind and get ready to unwind. We”ve found you the most opulent, beautiful, not to mention historic of places to while away an afternoon.

Whisk yourself away for an afternoon of pure pampering when you pick up today”s offer. Set in the historic Liverpool Hotel, the Morgan”s spa provides you with the highest standard of treatments, while giving you exceptional customer service, letting you leave the spa feeling totally and utterly relaxed. For just £75 you”ll enjoy a 60 minute treatment with your choice of a heavenly body massage or a refreshing facial. Take a dip in the amazing spa pool and enjoy the warmth and hydrotherapy. Once you”re feeling peckish you”ll nibble on delicious cakes and sandwiches with a decadent afternoon tea and sip on a glass of crisp Prosecco, to add even more sparkle to this deal.

Now, this is how you relax.


Meet The Winemaker: James & Catherine Kinglake, Domaine Begude

Domaine Begude is a small hilltop domaine very close to the town of Limoux, owned and managed by British couple James and Catherine Kinglake. With beautiful views over the Pyrénées & the Corbières, their vineyards have been organically farmed for the last 30 years and wine has been produced on this historic estate since the 16th  Century.

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They are clearly passionate about maintaining a healthy, living soil and a sustainable environment solely using organic manures to fertilise. They also observe the lunar calendar in viticultural practice at planting, pruning and harvest time.

Domaine Begude is the labour and love of James and Catherine.  Many wine-lovers dream of making their own wine, for most of us it stays a dream; for James and Catherine, it became a life.

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The search of the right vineyard was long – they looked at 45 estates in the South of France, but in 2003 they found the one.  The magic wasn’t just the view, but the potential of the terroir.  Limoux is the only cool climate region in the Languedoc and is ideal for growing top-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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They left the London skies behind them in 2004, and have been making wine at Domaine Begude ever since.

Though the Languedoc is best known for Rhône varieties like Grenache, Marsanne, and Syrah, the altitude of Limoux makes it a cool climate area which is perfectly suited to Burgundian varieties and aromatics.  Chardonnay is a speciality, producing fresh and elegant wines at the quality you’d pay double for in Burgundy.  What’s more, they’re committed to Organic farming, believing that treating nature with nature is a more sustainable approach to wine-making, and just as importantly, helps them make the best wine they can.

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Begude has 28 hectares of organic certified vines, of which half is Chardonnay and a quarter is Pinot Noir. As well as these they have the only Gruner Veltliner in France, some Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc – which they use in ‘Le Bel Ange’, and Viognier.  Gruner Veltliner isn’t allowed by the local appellation rules, so James labels the wine simply as Exotique GV – which the French assume stands for Grand Vin.

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The wine making team comprises of Laurent Girault who is the full time oenologue and manager and a consultant wine maker originally from Barossa Valley, Richard Osbourne.  There are 2 full time employees to tend the vines: Vincent Boutin & Driss Yousfi.

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We’ve snapped up a significant parcel (which still isn’t a lot!) of their top Etoile Chardonnay and Esprit Pinot Noir.  They’re fantastic wines which sold out in a snap last time we were able to get our hands on them!

The Etoile Chardonnay is rich and complex, with exceptional elegance showing its cool climate origin.  The Esprit Pinot Noir is in a style similar to those of the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy, with fine tannins, and filled with plum and ripe cherry flavours.

Visit our website to buy the wines or find out more about the Esprit here, and the Etoile here, and you can follow James on twitter @Begude.

Domaine de BEGUDE, Gamme 2010

Meet The Winemaker: James & Catherine Kinglake, Domaine Begude

James Bond: Ultimate DVD Collector’s Set DVD, £37.95 (using code: MARCHED2) @ The Hut (Cheapest yet!)

This boxset got very hot when posted a few months ago for £39.99, but if you were holding out to save four more pennies, then you’ve struck gold!

EDIT: Use code MARCHED2 to get it for £37.95

Boxset includes:
Dr. No – Sean Connery (1962)
From Russia With Love – Sean Connery (1963)
Goldfinger – Sean Connery (1964)
Thunderball – Sean Connery (1965)
You Only Live Twice – Sean Connery (1967)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – George Lazenby (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever – Sean Connery (1971)
Live And Let Die – Roger Moore (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun – Roger Moore (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me – Roger Moore (1977)
Moonraker – Roger Moore (1979)
For Your Eyes Only – Roger Moore (1981)
Octopussy – Roger Moore (1983)
A View To A Kill – Roger Moore (1985)
The Living Daylights – Timothy Dalton (1987)
Licence To Kill – Timothy Dalton (1989)
Goldeneye – Pierce Brosnan (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies – Pierce Brosnan (1997)
The World Is Not Enough – Pierce Brosnan (1999)
Die Another Day – Pierce Brosnan (2002)
Casino Royale – Daniel Craig (2006)
Quantum of Solace – Daniel Craig (2008)

James Bond: Ultimate DVD Collector’s Set DVD, £37.95 (using code: MARCHED2) @ The Hut (Cheapest yet!)

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