The week in pictures

In Compounded Extravagance news, glassmaker Lalique has created an exact replica of a 225-litre barrique made of crystal and filled it with Sauternes to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.

As well as being made from crystal, the barrel is ‘bound’ by leather straps designed to imitate the metal hoops that hold a traditional oak barrel together, but these have been secured with cabochons of crystal and the opening of the barrel with a crystal bung.

One Response to “The week in pictures”

  1. PETER says:

    “All round Babe”?? Is that all you could come up with to describe Tamsin Greig a fine comedy and also cerebral actress? A bit “News of the World” journalese don’t you think?

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