Wine List Confidential, the unique wine list rating service by the drinks business, will publish a fully revised guide featuring London’s top 100 restaurants for wine in May.
London Wine Fair 2020 cancelled
It’s official: The London Wine Fair 2020 has been cancelled in its 40th anniversary year, with the UK’s next national wine show scheduled for 17-19 May 2021.
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
As lockdown in the UK continues, the hospitality industry continues to display ingenuity, from chef-led cook-alongs to wine therapy sessions.
US restaurants are selling their trophy wines to survive Covid-19
A number of top US restaurants have taken to selling off some of the prized bottles from their cellars in order to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis.
BBC cookery show to focus on lockdown dining
A new BBC cookery show hosted daily by Matt Tebbutt and Jack Monroe will advise viewers on how to make a little go a long way during the lockdown.
Gordon Ramsay’s HK restaurants shut abruptly
On 31 March, three restaurants under the helm of British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in Hong Kong announced their closure, effective from 1 April.
HK bars and pubs to shut for 14 days
The Hong Kong government has announced a two-week closure of all bars and pubs starting from 6pm on 3 April, after reports that over 52% of recent Covid-19 cases have been linked to the on-trade.
Berkmann donates 12.5% of consumer sales to hospitality workers
UK distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars is giving a proportion of revenues from its direct to consumer wine orders to two charities supporting the hospitality industry during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Eleven Madison Park turned into commissary kitchen
Three Michelin-starred New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park has been turned into a commissary kitchen to help feed frontline workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Drinks Trust launches Covid-19 emergency fund
The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has launched an emergency fund to support those in the drinks industry left in financial straits as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Matthew Clark launches new app for businesses hit by Covid-19
On-trade supplier Matthew Clark has launched a new app that will allow pubs, restaurants and bars to deliver orders and offer click and collect services without any up-front costs.
The Ritz confirms sale to private investor
Iconic London hotel The Ritz, home of Michelin-starred The Ritz Restaurant, has confirmed its sale to a private Qatari investor, reportedly for around £750 million.