New on Wine List Confidential: Trade
Trade in London’s Soho, a kindly priced members club for those connected to the hospitality industry, was brought into being by two star Master Sommelier operators.
London’s Vinoteca appoints advisor to maximise expansion
London-based wine bar, restaurant and retail concept Vinoteca has appointed independent advisory business Dow Schofield Watts to help secure funding for its next phase of expansion.
Gleneagles hotel to relaunch the Strathearn restaurant
Iconic Scottish restaurant The Strathearn at Gleneagles will once again open its doors this May, following an extensive renovation with interiors inspired by the golden age of railway travel.
English sparkling wine should ’embrace acidity’
English sparkling wine producers should consider the high acidity that the country’s climate generates to be a strength and a unique selling point, believes several of England’s top winemakers.
Where winemakers dine: Lenz Moser
Lenz Moser, chief winemaker of China’s Chateau Changyu-Moser XV, praises Stefan Neumann MS and his team at Dinner by Heston and reveals why London is “the wine and food capital of the world”.
‘Turf-to-table’ restaurant to open in West London
A new “turf to table” restaurant with a menu designed to “celebrate local produce and heritage” will open in West London’s Richmond later this month.
Enter our competition to win a Coravin Model Eleven worth £899
Enter our competition by 11 April to win a Coravin Model Eleven preservation system worth £899, or one of 10 pairs of tickets to our Wine & Spirits Show.
12 of London’s best female sommeliers and wine buyers
We round up the top female sommeliers and wine buyers currently behind the wine lists at some of London’s top restaurants for wine, based on our recently published guide to London’s top 50 most powerful sommeliers.
London’s P. Franco welcomes Túbo Logier as new guest chef
Belgium-born Túbo Logier will replace current guest chef Anna Tobias at Hackney-based natural wine shop, bar and restaurant, P Franco, later this month.
Cruise line and Royal Navy back English sparkling wine
Saga Cruises and the Royal Navy have both chosen to christen their new vessels with English sparkling wine and not Champagne, with the former commissioning Kent producer Hush Heath to create its own-label fizz.
MasterChef contestant launches new menu at Cornish coaching inn
Nat Tallents, chef patron at The Plume of Feathers in Cornwall and former MasterChef: The Professionals contestant, has launched a new spring menu, the first since her move to the 16th century dining destination earlier this year.