Bordeaux trade declines but demand remains
Bordeaux’s overall share of the fine wine market by value continues to decline as the market broadens but demand for physical stocks of the first growths at least remains high.
‘No safe level of drinking’ claims and understanding absolute risk
A headline grabbing new study published today claims emphatically there is “no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption” but the actual risks involved in drinking are not made absolutely clear.
Six of Argentina’s most stunning wine hotels
As Argentina’s exploration of its terroir and altitude has grown, so too has its wine tourism offer, with producers keen to prove their country’s appeal extends beyond meat and Malbec.
Rapper Snoop Dogg has penned a cook book
Having gotten a taste of the culinary world through co-hosting Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party with Martha Stewart, rapper Snoop Dogg is now preparing to release his first cookbook, called From Crook to Cook.
Unfiltered: Ruben Desport, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Ruben Desport, head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, shares his early experiences of life as a Belgian-born sommelier in London, and which bottle set him on his path to wine.
London’s top 10 burgers
Nothing hits the spot quite like a burger. In honour of National Burger Day, we round up our 10 favourite pimped-up patties in the capital.
Great British Menu chef in trademark row with former restaurant
Chef James Cochran, who is on the BBC series Great British Menu, is embroiled in a rights dispute with his former employer after the restaurant trademarked his name and has started selling his signature recipes as part of the brand.
London to get erotic Dionysus-inspired supper club
First we had a naked restaurant pop-up in London and now the capital is set to get its own erotic, Dionysus-inspired Bacchanalian feast in Waterloo.
‘Exceptional’ Champagne harvest begins
The 2018 harvest in Champagne is due to begin tomorrow (21 August) it has been announced with the crop being described as “exceptional” both in quality and due to its early arrival.
Unfiltered: James Lloyd, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
The head sommelier of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay looks back on his career that has seen him sample a Lafite from 1894 and bring down a chandelier with the pop of a cork.
St. John to open permanent bakery in Neal’s Yard
Following two successful pop-ups, nose-to-tail restaurant St. John is to open a permanent bakery in Neal’s Yard in London’s Covent Garden next month.