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.
French company launches £148 sparkling Brexit wine with 24ct gold flakes
Paris-based luxury goods company Gold Emotion has launched two sparkling wines inspired by Brexit, each containing 24ct gold flakes and emblazoned with the slogan “Brexit, we made history”.
Brexit timing ‘could not be worse’ for drinks industry, warns WSTA chief
Distillers, wineries and drinks suppliers are feeling the strain of having to prepare for a no-deal Brexit when they should be focused on Christmas sales, the CEO of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has said.
UK government’s wine red tape backtrack to cost industry millions
The UK government is reportedly considering backtracking on an agreement concerning costly paperwork on wine imports and exports to and from the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which could cost the industry millions.
UK government to bring back duty-free alcohol under no-deal Brexit
Duty-free purchasing on alcohol and cigarettes will return in the UK if it leaves the European Union without a deal next month, chancellor Sajid Javid has said.