While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Planning permission denied for Russell Brand pub conversion
Comedian Russell Brand’s planning application to convert an historic Oxfordshire pub into a podcast recording studio has been rejected.
American Airlines ditches wine list for First and Business class
Passengers have criticised the airline for scrapping its printed wine list in First- and Business-class cabins.
The Ivy curates its first alcohol-free fine wine list
The Ivy Collection has partnered with alcohol-free wine importer Zero Zilch Zip to trial a list of no-and-low fine wines across its restaurant portfolio.
Wayne Rooney gets the boot after Coleen splashes out on lavish wine bar
Birmingham City FC has sacked Wayne Rooney from his manager position just days after wife Coleen unveiled their costly home renovation, which includes a private wine bar.
Pub refuses to serve child sparkling apple juice in Champagne flute
A manager of a Hampstead pub refused to serve Appletiser in a Champagne flute to a minor on New Year’s Eve, as it could “encourage her to drink”.
Does this restaurant have the world’s biggest Tequila collection?
The owner of a newly opened Mexican restaurant in New Jersey believes it has the most extensive library of Tequila brands on the planet, with more than 1,000 different kinds of agave spirit on offer.
Court of Master Sommeliers ditches outdated wine terms
Wine producing countries will no longer be referred to as Old World or New World in materials from the Court of Master Sommeliers, the body announced in its December newsletter.
Bartenders are using this trick to save cash on cocktail-making
According to Master of Malt, one mixology trend will become increasingly prevalent in 2024 as bars and restaurants struggle with rising inflation and other costs.
Welsh winery gets protected status for its sparkling wines
Velfrey Vineyard has been awarded a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for its sparkling Bruts. db discovers what makes Pembrokeshire fizz so unique.
Conor McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout lands major on-trade deal
UFC champion Conor McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout is now available in more than 500 bars and pubs in the UK as the drink’s reach continues to climb.
Chef blackmailed with ‘bad reviews’
A Welsh chef received demands for money from an anonymous individual who threatened to swamp Google with damning reviews of his restaurant if they did not receive the cash.