In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Hiscox must pay out on disputed business interruption policies
Following an announcement from the UK High Court, Hiscox & QBE must pay out on their disputed business interruption policies – in what could represent a sum of over £50m for unmet claims from the UK hospitality sector.
‘Financial armageddon’ forecast for UK nightclubs
“Financial armageddon is to hit the night-time economy”, said Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) today, with 60% of businesses in the UK set to go bust by September, putting an estimated 754,000 jobs at risk.
Why Jumilla should be on every wine lover’s radar
If you want inexpensive, organic wines from historic, ungrafted, dry-farmed vines – and who doesn’t? – then head to Jumilla in Spain. See our pictorial review of this remarkable place, which needs promoting before it’s too late: Jumilla’s relic vineyards are under threat.
Planning a party but don’t want Prosecco? Here are 10 sparkling alternatives
Now that National Prosecco Day has passed, we bring you 10 brilliant Prosecco alternatives – featuring keenly-priced sparkling wines from Alsace, Cava and the Dolomites, among other fizz-producing places.
Kylie Minogue launches Provençal rosé
Pop sensation Kylie Minogue has unveiled her debut Côtes de Provence rosé following the successful launch of her first pink wine in May this year.
Eleven outstanding rosés for under £20
If you’re feeling a little swamped by the choice of rosés on the market right now, and don’t want to risk disappointment, we are here to help with the best pink wines for under £20 from this year’s Global Rosé Masters.
Top 10 rosé wine trends of 2020
Having sampled almost 200 rosés earlier this year, Patrick Schmitt MW brings his personal take on the category as he lists 10 pink trends that are taking hold in the rosé sector right now.
Research reveals latest post-lockdown restaurant trends in the US
Just-released on-premise research from Nielsen CGA in the US has shown that social distancing measures don’t appear to be having a strong negative effect on consumers’ visits. We bring you the key findings.
Top 10 great-value sparkling rosés
Having completed an extensive tasting of pink wines from right around the world, we bring you 10 fantastic value sparkling rosés, taking in countries from England to New Zealand.
Watch: Mask with moving mouth to revolutionise dining out
A mask with a remote control mouth has been developed by Israeli inventors that lets diners eat food without removing the protective facial covering.
Texas restaurant trading near pre-Covid norm
Just two weeks after re-opening, bars and restaurants in Texas were trading just 32% below their pre-Covid norm, and that’s despite capacity limits.