Fukushima disaster leaves trace on Californian wines
Researchers at Bordeaux University have traced the impact of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to the Californian wine industry, identifying a trace spike in radiation levels in wines from the 2012 vintage onward, which nevertheless remain within a normal threshold.
Hawksmoor to open first US restaurant
London steakhouse chain Hawksmoor is to open its first restaurant in the US, having secured a site within the former United Charities building in New York.
Pied à Terre owner David Moore: Government to blame for Brexit-induced restaurant ‘Armageddon’
Restaurateur David Moore has hit out at the UK government for “sitting on its hands” while dozens of businesses in the restaurant sector have collapsed or faced closure in the past year.
540 jobs lost as 22 Gaucho sister sites close
Having filed for administration this week, Argentine steakhouse chain Gaucho has announced that it is to close all 22 of its Cau restaurants, which will result in 540 job losses.
The Clove Club to open new restaurant in Dalston
The team behind The Clove Club in Shoreditch has announced plans to open its third restaurant, which will be headed up by former head chef Chase Lovecky.
Wine lists: the bigger the better?
While good things are supposed to come in small packages, when it comes to wine lists, a number of the top sommeliers in London live by ‘the bigger the better’ mantra, writes Lucy Shaw.
Restaurant review: Chinois on Main
db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois on Main London pop-up for Shanghai lobster, Peking duck and a glorious glass of Graves from 1983.
New on Wine List Confidential: Hakkasan Mayfair
Group buyer Christine Parkinson’s deep, detailed wine list is introduced with quirky titles such as ‘Curious Vines: Distinctive Wines’, and for Champagne, ‘Late Disgorged’.
New on Wine List Confidential: Serge et le Phoque
Award-winning sommelier, Bert Blaize describes his vision for Serge as ‘fun and fine’…
New on Wine List Confidential: Kricket
Bar manager, Will Rogers aims for symmetry betwixt drinks carte and the toothsome dishes fired by chef, Will Bowlby at this two floor site – sequel to the original pop-up in a Brixton community project.
Nine delicious rosés over £20 for summer 2018
The category of fine rosés is fast-emerging, and we bring you the best examples of pricy pinks from this year’s Rosé Masters, comprising nine brilliant wines from France, Italy, Australia and California, ranging from a little over £20 to almost £100.