bon viveur

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bon viveur

A connoisseur of food and wine. Primarily heard in UK. Janine is such a bon viveur that she would never dream of serving her guests boxed wine at her party.
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Bon viveur, wit, painter and writer of note, Moore is also a saw-playing ventriloquist and first person to import absinthe to the UK.
A real bon viveur, the larger than life publican enjoyed a slap-up meal in central London a few hours before the show then fell fast asleep during the programme itself.
Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher at HarperCollins Children's Books, said: "I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond's publisher - he was a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers.
Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books, said: "I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond's publisher - he was a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers.
Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher at HarperCollins Children's Books, said in a statement: "I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond's publisher - he was a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers.
Andy Boulton, karaoke star and all-round bon viveur who answers to the nickname X-Factor, takes on Per Laursen, the lugubrious Dane.
Churchill was still remembered with affection by the country as a statesman, bon viveur and reformer, Mr Cameron said, but most of all as a patriot - with lessons to teach the modern world.
Friend and Daily Express columnist Carole Ann Rice said: "Edward was like a character in a book that you couldn't quite believe existed and Birmingham was so lucky to play host to this most irrepressible bon viveur, poet and old school gent.
Jon Gomm, The Moon Club, Cardiff IT'S WIDELY acknowledged that the ultimate social marketing tool is receiving a recommendation from actor, writer and all-round top bon viveur Stephen Fry.
THE death of Michael Winner this week brought back memories of a very rare visit to Newcastle for the London-based bon viveur and film director.
Bon viveur wine bar owner Don Hewitson (Cork and Bottle and Shampers in London theatreland) thinks it is the best since 1986 when he sold a mere 12,000 bottles - he wasn't around in '47 so we'll go with him.
Equally compelling is Michael Sheen as Frost, the charmer and bon viveur, who is completely out of his depth against such a well-drilled opponent.
Selfridge was larger than life, a bon viveur who enjoyed life: he had a yacht and mistresses and he loved gambling.
There were also some interesting paradoxes in Dalley: a strong Catholic yet an advocate of religious tolerance; a respected member of and spokesman for his Church who occasionally crossed swords with its clergy; a man of Irish convict descent who successfully transcended his origins to become a leading member of respectable society and who had a statue posthumously erected in his honour; an opponent of Imperial expansion in the Pacific who despatched a NSW military contingent to assist the Empire in the Sudan; a bon viveur occasionally chided for idleness who worked prodigiously hard as Attorney-General.
The Lichfield-born bon viveur wrote the first recognised English Dictionary in the 18th Century.