London's Best Restaurants For Wine Lovers
“Hi, I'm Gaspar the sommelier.
I can help you to find the best wine-focused restaurants”
Chris Leach and David Carter announce 10 Heddon Street residency
The chefs and restaurateurs will launch a residency at 10 Heddon Street in London’s Mayfair as part of a new partnership initiative from The Crown Estate and Montana Fogg.
Bun House team to open Hong Kong style concept
Restaurateurs Z He and Alex Peffly are set to open Wun’s, a restaurant and bar in London’s Soho inspired by 1960s Hong Kong.
Bluebird Chelsea launches Nyetimber Birdcage
The Bluebird in Chelsea has joined forces with English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber to offer the English Garden terrace featuring a human-sized birdcage.
Sainsbury’s to open low and no alcohol pop-up pub
The supermarket chain is set to launch a pop-up low-alcohol and alcohol-free pub in London’s Holborn for two days this month called The Clean Vic.
Vagabond to launch further four sites
Operating wine bar and shop hybrids throughout London, Vagabond is preparing to add up to four more London sites to its portfolio over the following eight months.
Le Cordon Bleu names finalists of Julia Child Scholarship
With the 16th finalist yet to be decided by a video competition on YouTube, Le Cordon Bleu has announced 15 of the finalists who will compete for its coveted Julia Child Scholarship.
Unfiltered: Ryosuke Mashio, UMU
Ryosuke Mashio joined Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant UMU as a commis waiter in 2008 after applying for the role of assistant head sommelier. He transferred to bartending for the restaurant before moving through the ranks to become head sommelier at UMU in 2011. One of the few sommeliers in London to hold in-depth knowledge of both wine and sake, Mashio is also a senior judge at International Wine Challenge Sake.
Unfiltered: Antonio Di Schiena, Oswald’s
Antonio Di Schiena, head sommelier at private members club Oswald’s in Mayfair, discovered his love for wine during a stint spent working at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Tuscany while still at school. Since then, he has worked in London, Monaco and Ibiza before joining Oswald’s in 2017.
New on WLC
New on Wine List Confidential: Trade
Trade in London’s Soho, a kindly priced members club for those connected to the hospitality industry, was brought into being by two star Master Sommelier operators.
New on Wine List Confidential: Bottles
At Bottles in London’s Spitalfields, guests can explore wines from Italy and beyond at the wine bar which boasts a sustainable kitchen, terrace and communal counter.