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.
Restaurants and bars across California forced to close
California governor Gavin Newsom has shut down indoor restaurants, tasting rooms, breweries and bars across the state due to a spike in coronavirus cases.
California hotel uses wine-delivering room service robot
Hotel Trio in Healdsburg, California has said its wine-delivering room service robot called Rosé has transitioned “from a novelty to a necessity” due to Covid-19.
Bars in California can offer outdoor seating
California’s bars and restaurants can reopen for table service as long as they can provide outdoor seating, according to new measures announced this week.
Ste. Michelle buys Greenwood Vineyards in Calistoga
Washington State’s oldest winery, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, has snapped up Greenwood Vineyards, a 56-acre site north of Calistoga, for an undisclosed sum.
‘Picture-perfect’ Napa Valley harvest begins
As the larger of the two Mendocino Complex fires continues to blaze in California, the 2018 grape harvest has begun in Napa Valley, which is being billed as “picture perfect”.
US wine estate with 5,000-bottle cellar on sale for $25m
A palatial 100-acre wine estate that boasts a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and 20-capacity car museum has been put on the market for US$25 million.