In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Zachys to host first London sale
US auctioneer Zachys has announced it will be holding its first ever European sale in London this September, offering rarities from the cellar of Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri.
United Sommeliers Foundation to raise money for industry workers
The newly-formed United Sommelier Foundation is holding an auction to raise money for restaurant wine workers that have been affected by Covid-19.
Sonoma Wine Auction raises a record US$6.1m
The 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction raised a record US$6.1m at La Crema Estate last Saturday, with all proceeds from the event going to local charities.
Bonhams to offer full Card Series set
Auction house Bonhams is offering a full set of Hanyu Ichiro’s ‘Card Series’ of Japanese whiskies – the most expensive and rarest Japanese whiskies in the world.
Burgundy reigns at Sotheby’s sale
Demand for Armand Rousseau, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and other top Burgundy drove Sotheby’s last wine sale of the summer to over £1 million.
Rare Macallan to go under the hammer
A rare collection of Macallan whisky is to go under the hammer today, including a 72-year-old single malt and a scarce bottle of Macallan’s ‘The New Range Rover’.
DRC leads ‘superb array’ at London sale
Fine and rare labels will be much in evidence at Sotheby’s sale in London next week, with parcels of first growths and grand cru Burgundy taking pride of place in the line-up.
1963 Noval beats Petrus and DRC in London sale
Two sales held by Sotheby’s in London this week netted a combined £2,785,385, underpinned by Bordeaux and Burgundy but with a case of rare Port trumping Petrus and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti to be the auction’s highest-selling lot.
Bonhams acquired by Epiris
A private equity group has bought UK auctioneer Bonhams, which specialises in art, cars and wine and spirits, for an undisclosed sum.