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.
The top 10 trending cocktails in UK bars
Funkin Cocktails has released the latest ranking of the top 10 trending cocktails in UK bars, with the Porn Star Martini once again coming out on top.
New booking app to combat no-shows in London restaurants
A new app allows restaurants to turn no-shows and late-cancellations into bookings with diners seeking last-minute seats in London.
London’s Montone wins young sommelier of the year world final
Matteo Montone, wine director at the London Edition hotel, won the world final of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs young sommelier of the year – the third year in a row that a sommelier working in Britain has claimed the title.
Prosecco-flavoured Pringles seized in Italy
Italy’s fraud officials have seized hundreds of tubes of Prosecco-flavoured Pringles because they use the term reserved for the famous sparkling wine.
Aldi launches ‘Aldi-ploma’ wine course
UK discounter Aldi is launching an online wine course for shoppers comprising a free-to-download online course and tutorial, which it says will make will make the wine aisle “less baffling” for consumers.
Why sommeliers need to learn about non-alcoholic alternatives to wine
Sommeliers and bartenders should be able to recommend non-alcoholic beverages to pair with food just as they can with wine, beer or spirits, according to the next generation of drinks entrepreneurs.
Watch: Krug Champagne set to music
Watch loop artist Michael Sebastian set Champagne Krug to music at The Gibson Guitar Studio in London this week.
UK rosé sales fall 2.5% year-on-year, research reveals
Spending on rosé wine in the UK off-trade has fallen by 2.5% year-on-year, according to data from consumer research group Kantar, while 63% of all still wine bottles bought are priced at £5 and under.
French company launches £148 sparkling Brexit wine with 24ct gold flakes
Paris-based luxury goods company Gold Emotion has launched two sparkling wines inspired by Brexit, each containing 24ct gold flakes and emblazoned with the slogan “Brexit, we made history”.
Chanel acquires wine estate on island off Provence
The Chanel Group has invested in its fifth winemaking project and its fourth in France with the purchase of Domaine de l’Île on the island of Porquerolles in Provence.
In focus: The UK’s top farm-to-fork chefs
A host of ambitious chefs have developed their own farms so they can guarantee the freshness of their produce. Lucy Shaw talks to the pioneers of the UK’s growing farm-to-fork movement.