While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
California Wine Institute launches food and wine competition
The California Wine Institute has launched a new competition this month called Cook with California, which aims to show how well wines from the US state pair with British produce.
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.
Michelin to not award stars in California this year
The Michelin guide won’t be dishing out stars to California restaurants this year due to the devastating impact the wildfires and pandemic have had on the industry.
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.