London mayor offers £75k grant to city councils to boost night time economy
The mayor of London is offering the capital’s councils a £75,000 grant to “develop ideas that will support town centres at night.”
Nathan Outlaw’s Siren at The Goring Hotel launches
British chef Nathan Outlaw will open his highly anticipated new seafood restaurant called Siren at The Goring Hotel in London’s Victoria this week.
Tony Laithwaite made CBE in birthday honours list
Founder of UK wine retailer Laithwaite’s, Tony Laithwaite, has been made a CBE for services to the UK and global wine industry, admitting he was so shocked by the honour that he thought the awards envelope was a speeding ticket.
Champagne Taittinger expands English vineyard ahead of first harvest
Champagne Taittinger has planted a further 8.5 hectares at its Kentish vineyard Domaine Evremond as it gears up for its first commercial harvest this year.
Gymkhana forced to close after massive fire
Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana on Albemarle Street in Mayfair has been forced to close after a blaze ripped through the restaurant yesterday.
Dating app Bumble to open wine bar in New York
Dating app Bumble, which only allows women to make the first move, is expanding its brand with the opening of a café and wine bar in New York City.
British Airways to serve English sparkling Hattingley Valley
British Airways is celebrating its 100th anniversary by partnering with Hampshire-based winery Hattingley Valley to launch its own English sparkling wine designed to be consumed at high altitudes.
Société Jacques Bollinger buys into London fine wine merchant
Champagne Bollinger’s holding company, Société Jacques Bollinger (SJB), has taken a shareholding in London-based merchant BI Wines & Spirits as the French business aims to better understand the global fine wine market.
Where winemakers dine: Michael Seresin
Cinematographer and owner of the Seresin estate in Marlborough, Michael Seresin, reveals his favourite dining spots in London and from his travels further afield.
Vagabond to launch sixth site in Paddington
Vagabond is set to open its sixth site on the Union Canal in Paddington Central this June, becoming the first wine bar to open at the new development in west London.
The Coral Room celebrates English Wine Week with Bolney Wine Estate
The Coral Room, which offers one of the most extensive English sparkling wine lists in Europe, has joined forces with Bolney Wine Estate to offer a flight of their wines in celebration of English and Welsh Wine Week.