Tom Jones has developed a refined taste for food and wine after being told by a former manager to enjoy meal times more.

The Welsh crooner was always in too much of a rush to go clubbing when he was a young man to savour his food and he's glad he's slowed down.

He says, "I've learned to like French wine, champagne and cognac.

"When I first moved from Wales to London I used to hate having wine with dinner. I'd sit with my manager in a restaurant and I'd want to rush the food and get off to a club, but he'd tell me to savour the moment. Now I'm the last to leave a restaurant."

04/05/2005 09:23