Revealed: the stereotypes bartenders assign you based on your drinks order
Bartenders have revealed the drinks order stereotypes they give you based on what you order at the bar – and some popular choices have been assigned some brutal labels.
Bar apologises for Britney Spears-themed drink with offensive name
A bar in America has apologised after a flyer posted on social media promoting a Britney Spears appreciation night drew backlash due to an insensitively named drink.
Gordon Ramsay launches his own brand of California wines
Gordon Ramsay is stepping into the wine industry with his own brand of California wines, with bottles to be served in his restaurants and online.
Harwood Arms debuts scotch egg made with vegan ‘meat’
Gastropub The Harwood Arms in west London has become the UK’s first Michelin-starred restaurant to use vegan ‘meat’ on its menu in a Scotch egg.
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
In restaurant news this week: the new ‘rule of six’ has meant people are less confident about eating out a study finds, The Savoy announces a new managing director, and the man behind the launch of Noma Mexico prepares to open a restaurant in London.
Chapel Down reports another ‘exceptional’ harvest
English sparkling wine company, Chapel Down, has announced this year’s harvest is its second largest ever – only beaten by last year’s bumper crop – and that this is evidence of the genesis of a new “world class wine growing region”.
Quality Chop House team to open new Bonhams restaurant
The Woodhead Restaurant Group, the operators behind London-based restaurants The Quality Chop House, Clipstone and Michelin-starred Portland, will open an Italian restaurant in Mayfair called Emilia.
Bon Jovi rosé named ‘best’ pink of 2018
Having only released it this spring, rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s rosé has been voted the top pink in the world in Wine Spectator’s coveted Top 100 ranking.
Bollinger cellar master: Champagne 2018 ‘best’ of my life
In sharp contrast to last year’s extremely challenging harvest, Bollinger cellar master, Gilles Descôtes described 2018 as the ‘best’ of his life.
10 Champagne facts to impress your friends with
To celebrate National Champagne Day today, we’ve rounded-up 10 little-known facts about the world’s most famous sparkling wine, from how many bubbles you’ll find in a flute to the accidental creation of rosé Champagne.
Record year: English and Welsh wine producers comment on 2018 vintage
With record volumes of grapes harvested across the board, we round up the reports from owners and winemakers in a year that could see as many as 18 million bottles of wine produced in the UK.