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And those free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone in the world too The Sony Ericsson C903 with free Windows LiveTM Messenger WAS 20 NOW JUST 18 A MONTH STAR RESTAURANTH ColinFirthatLangtrys Thebar Porkscratchings,Scotch eggsandpickledonions getagastromakeover By Hilary armstrong WINECOLUMN BESTOFBRITISH:Topfive locallyproducedwines Ridgeview, Knightsbridge, Blanc de Noir, Sussex, 2006 Decanter Award: Silver Ripe nose of raspberries and strawberries with a charming, creamy complexity. 24.95, ridgeview.co.uk DECANTER magazines panel of experts tasted more than 10,000 wines in the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards. There were entries from all parts of the globe, but you dont always have to look very far to find award-winning wine. Heres the pick of the best UK winners... Langtrys 21 Pont street, sW1, 020 7201 6619, langtrysrestaurant.com PART of the Cadogan Hotel, this grand restaurant was once the home of Lillie Langtry, mistress of Edward VII. Oscar Wilde was also a frequent visitor to the property which has been restored and is run by head chef Oliver Lesnik. WHO Colin Firth, star of the film version of Wildes Dorian Gray, lunched here last week with director Oliver Parker. WHO ELsE Firths co-star Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lenny Kravitz and Keira Knightley. aMBIEnCE Entering via an oak corridor, you feel as though you have stepped back in time. BLEnDIng In Stay young and beautiful. WHat tO OrDEr Start with potato and leek soup with truffle cream, 6, then Scottish rump steak with hand- cut chips, 13. Or opt for the bargain unlimited wine dinner, 29.95 for two courses. WHat tO DrInK Oscar Wildes favourite champagne, Perrier Jout, 49. BEst taBLE Opt for intimate table 9, great for a hot date. nEXt BEst tHIng Bistro 190, 190 Queens Gate, SW7, 020 7584 6601, gorehotel.com Wilde joint: Rachel Hurd- Wood and co-star Colin Firth are both fans of Langtrys Camel Valley Ros, Cornwall, 2008 Decanter Award: Silver Pretty rosehip and vanilla notes. Great balance and length. 9.95; camelvalley.com (01208 77959) Hush Heath Estate, Balfour Brut Ros, Kent, 2005 Decanter Award: Sparkling Over 10 Trophy Delicate perfume, fresh strawberry, quince and floral notes. 34.99, hushheath.co.uk Wickham Vineyard, Special Reserve Red, Hampshire 2006 Decanter Award: Bronze Big, oaky nose, good fruit quality that provides sufficient balance. 11.99; wickham vineyard.co.uk Plumpton Estate, Cloudy Ridge, Sussex Decanter Award: Bronze Firm, sappy and vigorous with a mineral finish. Produced at a college-run vineyard in Sussex. 8, plumpton.ac.uk B AR snacks in our local boozer are usually approached with some trepidation. Urban myths about the peanuts and memo- ries of dodgy pork scratchings and Scotch eggs have us fearing the worst. But times are a-changing and some of the best new gastropubs in town are making a feature of their bar menus, reinventing retro favourites with gourmet ingredients for the modern-day, food- loving drinker. Theyre brilliantly cheap, too. If youre a bit strapped for cash or dont want a full-blown, sit-down dinner, heres where to find the best... The Bull And Last Two blackboards above the bar spell out The Bull And Lasts pri- orities: its top British Isles food suppliers and its bar menu. Its worth taking a note of the names on t h e f i r s t b o a r d (including Reggie Johnsons Lancashire chooks and herbs from hippy foragers) but its the second board youre likely to find more diverting. How about Heston-esque triple- cooked chips (3.50), or a big ol Scotch egg (2.50) with its crisp breadcrumb coating, fat layer of sausage meat and golden yolk? other options like pastiesnpickles (3), and black pudding sausage rolls (2.50) will appeal to those who like their pub grub properly hearty. 168 Highgate Road, NW5 (020 7267 3641) TheCompass ISLIngTonS old Salmon & Compass pub has been brought back to life by the folk behind Clerkenwells The green. Brought back to life is how we feel after a pint and a snack or two there, although we use the word snack loosely. Its hero dish, the duck Scotch egg and brown sauce (3.50), is about the size of a cricket ball. Also worth a try is crab on toast (2.50) and Quickes cheddar with pickled onions (2.50). At such prices, its tempting to order the lot and call it dinner. Bar snacks are available from 5pm before the full menu kicks in at 6pm, so theres a conven- ient window for some pre-meal snack- age. wash it down with a pint of real ale or scrumpy. 58 Penton Street, N1 (020 7837 3891) StJohn SmITHfIeLdS 15-year- old St John restaurant has a bar menu that dates further back than the merely retro. Some long-overlooked ingredients make the grade here, including chitterlings (pigs intestines) and bone marrow, while other choices read like those an enid Blyton character might go for. The snack menu, priced from 3-7, changes daily, but recent examples have included cold roast beef on dripping toast, fresh peas in the pod and anchovy toast. wash that lot down with a pint of Black Sheep or a glass of french country red. 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