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.
Top tips on pairing Burgundy with Chinese food
The BIVB shares its insights into the wines that best pair with regional Chinese food and home-cooked dishes.
LVMH-owned Belmond launches ‘Epicurean Burgundy’ cruise
Luxury hospitality group Belmond, which was bought by LVMH last year, has launched a luxury cruise through Burgundy that includes a visit to Clos Vougeot.
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.
Henri Jayer magnums top London sale
Six magnums of Henri Jayer’s 1996 Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux topped Bonhams’ London sale at £97,600.
Boisset acquires new Burgundy domaine
The Boisset family has acquired Maison Alex Gambal in Burgundy in a deal that is expected to be completed this September.
BIVB names new director of Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne
The Bourgogne Wine Board has appointed Olivier Le Roy as director of the cultural initiative which will welcome visitors in Beaune, Chablis, and Mâcon.
New director of CA Grands Crus named
Anne Le Naour has been appointed as the new director of Credit Agricole’s wine division, taking over from Thierry Budin.
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.
Thieves steal 1,000 bottles from Burgundy winery
Thieves have stolen over 1,000 bottles, many of them grand cru, worth more than £100,000 from Domaine Forey in Burgundy.
Burgundy 2018: biggest white wine harvest ‘ever’
The white wine harvest in Burgundy this year may be the one of the biggest ever recorded, with bumper crops in the Maconnais and Chablis, according to Louis Fabrice Latour.
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.