As we approach the publication of the second edition of the 2019 Wine List Confidential guide, we profile the winners who picked up the top gongs at this year’s awards ceremony.
Top wines in London restaurants by region
Using data compiled by Wine Picker, the drinks business presents the top 15 wine regions represented on London’s wine lists, with the Old World still exerting significant influence.
Cava DO partners with gastronomic researcher to seek out new food pairings
As part of its ongoing effort to raise the reputation of Cava worldwide, the regulatory body for Spain’s fizz producers is working with food writer and molecular gastronomy expert François Chartier to develop new ideas for food pairings.
Champagne Masters 2019: the results in full
An extensive report on this year’s Champagne Masters, including all the medallists, a look at the top-performing categories, the best wines of the competition, and the styles of fizz we liked – and those we weren’t so enamoured with too…
Amazon quietly rolls out an own brand wine range
Ecommerce giant Amazon has quietly rolled out an own brand range of “affordable” wines, called Compass Road, which launched onto the German market earlier this month.
Tributes pour in for chef Gary Rhodes
Tributes have been pouring in from the culinary world for British chef Gary Rhodes, who died suddenly in Dubai this week of natural causes at the age of 59.
MasterChef finalist launches ‘no-nonsense’ gin
Finalist of the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals and St Andrews restaurateur, Dean Banks, has launched his own “no-nonsense” Scottish gin brand called Lunun.
Acclaimed Tokyo sushi restaurant stripped of its three Michelin stars
Sukiyabashi Jiro, often referred to as the world’s best sushi restaurant, has been dropped by the latest Michelin Guide, after claims it no longer takes public reservations.
Sommelier Raul Diaz launches cookbook
London-based Chilean sommelier, Raul Diaz, has launched a wine-focused cookbook that matches 50 original recipes to specific grape varieties from around the world.
Seafood restaurant recycles leftover oyster shells to flavour gin
London seafood specialist Wright Brothers has jumped on the flavoured gin train and launched a spirit distilled with oyster shells, Amalfi lemon and kelp seaweed.
‘Natural wine an insult to humanity’ says top Chilean winemaker
“The term ’natural wine’ is an insult to the humanity of wine,” said Chilean winemaker François Massoc during a discussion with db in Itata last week.
Alyn Williams threatens legal action over Westbury dismissal
Alyn Williams, the chef behind Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury, is threatening the London hotel with legal action after he was accused of “gross misconduct” and dismissed from his position.