Howard-Sneyd: Take poor quality Sauvignon out of the market
New Zealand producers should “take poor quality Sauvignon out of the market” or they risk bringing the whole industry down, according to wine consultant Justin Howard-Sneyd MW.
Unfiltered: Andreas Rosendal, director of wine, Flemings Mayfair
Andreas Rosendal, director of wine at Flemings in Mayfair, on unlocking his love of wine with a bottle of Trimbach, tasting a 1984 La Tâche from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and his first ‘celebrity somm crush’.
P Franco and Bright team to open new London restaurant
The team behind London-based wine bar P Franco and restaurant Bright are preparing to open their third venture, proffering Japanese-inspired dishes paired with natural wine.
Why Londoners love learning about wine
TV wine presenter and founder of Wine Training, Raul Diaz, says that the demand for formal wine courses in London is booming, and it’s a great sign for the trade.
Bob Bob Ricard chef to open first solo venture
Bob Bob Ricard’s Anna Haugh is to open her first solo venture in London called Myrtle, promising to combine Irish influences and Chelsea panache.
MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt to open debut restaurant
The 2018 winner of the BBC cooking competition MasterChef and former bank manager, Kenny Tutt, is to open his first restaurant in Worthing called Pitch.
Ornellaia’s Zurich restaurant wins Michelin star
Super Tuscan wine brand Ornellaia’s Zurich restaurant – Ristorante Ornellaia – has been awarded a Michelin star just 10 months after opening.
Food and wine pairing is ‘a waste of time’ in Asia
The concept of food and wine pairing in Asia is “a waste of time” due to the banqueting culture there, according to Hong Kong based Master of Wine Sarah Heller.
Graham’s launches special edition white Port
Graham’s Port has announced it is launching a special edition white Port label in order to “engage with new consumers” as the popularity of ‘Port & Tonic’ grows in the UK.
Noval wines get new look with ‘great’ 2016 vintage
Quinta do Noval has unveiled a new look for its range of wines as the Port house releases its Douro reds from the ‘great’ 2016 vintage.
Fake sommelier pins sold online in Japan
Fake sommelier lapel pins replicating the official Japan Sommelier Association accreditation have been found sold online through auction sites in Japan despite being banned, the association has warned.