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.
Champagne Mumm’s RSRV Club launches in HK
RSRV Club, the membership programme exclusive to the RSRV range of Champagne Maison Mumm, is being launched in Hong Kong.
Brangelina’s Miraval to create ‘Champagne house which only makes rosé’
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Château Miraval in Provence has partnered with Champagne Pierre Péters to launch a rosé fizz and create the “only Champagne house which only makes rosé”.
Champagne Masters 2019: the results in full
An extensive report on this year’s Champagne Masters, including all the medallists, a look at the top-performing categories, the best wines of the competition, and the styles of fizz we liked – and those we weren’t so enamoured with too…
108-year-old attributes long life to Champagne and chocolate
108-year-old Yorkshire care home resident Dorothy Flowers has attributed her long life to Champagne, chocolate buttons and following horse racing.
Top 10 restaurants in London for Champagne
Inspired by the latest reviews on Wine List Confidential, we’ve selected the top restaurants in London for Champagne, serving up the finest fizz from rare grower labels to bottles from the most famous names.
Watch: Krug Champagne set to music
Watch loop artist Michael Sebastian set Champagne Krug to music at The Gibson Guitar Studio in London this week.
Buried Champagne from 1890s opened in Epernay
The first 120 year-old bottles of Pol Roger Champagne were opened in Epernay yesterday, having spent more than a century buried in sodden chalk after a cellar collapse in 1900.
Virgin launches shake for Champagne app delivery service for cruises
Cruise line Virgin Voyages has launched an on-demand Champagne delivery service which allows users to request a bottle of fizz by shaking their phone.
Bollinger marks 40-year James Bond partnership with £4,500 magnum
Champagne Bollinger is celebrating its 40th year in partnership with James Bond with the launch of two wines: a £4,500 Moonraker magnum and Eric Berthes-designed gift box and a No Time To Die-inspired bottle.
WLC drinks: Bubbledogs
WLC’s resident bon vivant, Lucy Shaw, heads to Bubbledogs in Fitzrovia for a truffle-laden hotdog, Comté-drenched tater tots and a sublime blanc de noirs Champagne.
Restaurant with Champagne-vomiting unicorn to open in London
A restaurant and bar with its own ‘Champagne-puking unicorn’ is to open on the King’s Road in London inspired by “the uncertain travel environment in the lead up to Brexit”.