Blowers has become perhaps our greatest oenophile, a bon viveur
with whom most cricket fans would enjoy sharing a satisfying lunch.
A man who ends a night's revelling with a drink at dawn is regarded as a bon viveur
, but one who starts the day with a glass at the same time is a sorry case.
But Keith Floyd struck a chord with the public with his charm and his image as a bon viveur
, and somehow it seemed exactly right that he would die after a generous lunch with a lady friend, washed down with ample quantities of various wines.
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.
Floyd Uncorked - The Life of a Bon Viveur
, with Keith Floyd Gala Theatre Durham, tonight, 7.
Aside from his remarkable successes in the bloodstock business, Freeman will be remembered by many as a bon viveur
who enjoyed fine wine and delighted in the company of beautiful women, and for his wry sense of humour.
Says Alan: 'Bach was steeped in church music, so I can't imagine him being a bon viveur
Floyd's lawyer Martin Guyll-Wiggins told the Swindon court: "The public perception of him is a bon viveur
, a heavy-drinking, wine-swilling, good-time sort.
Martin Guyll-Wiggins, defending, said: 'The public perception of him is a bon viveur
, a heavy drinking, wine-swilling, good-time sort of chap.
Anecdotes of his Bohemian lifestyle abound, but Alf Hill will be remembered as a man of remarkable energy, a bon viveur
, a man about town who was the best of company and one of the finest advertising men the Midlands has produced.
What happens next: I believe in God, I'm Catholic and I would like to think my soul will go to Heaven which I see as a really cool place where I can live like a bon viveur
without worrying about my weight.
Like Fairbairn, he was a bon viveur
and wit - but without the financial clout to maintain it.
He was very much a bon viveur
and liked to mingle with the best, being on close personal terms with leading racing players like the Aga Khan, Robert Sangster, Tom Jones, Michael Tabor and
She remains a bon viveur
who outlasts many of her guests into the small hours.