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.
New online grower Champagne retailer and wine club targets growth
Sip Champagnes, a new online retailer and wine club championing grower and small-scale Champagne producers, wants to target the UK on-trade and expand into Europe.
Mr Yquem: How Leonid Shutov got Londoners sipping Sauternes
We catch up with Leonid Shutov, the Russian entrepreneur turned London restaurateur who got the capital pressing for Champagne and ordering Château d’Yquem by the glass at his whimsical diner deluxe, Bob Bob Ricard in Soho.
Winter warmers: London’s best festive pop-ups
With London out of lockdown, a plethora of festive fixtures have popped up around the capital to get you in the Christmas mood, from 100 Wardour’s Alpine Lodge to the igloos at Somerset House.
M Restaurants hires Champagne-serving robots
Martin Williams, the chief executive of Rare Restaurants, has recruited Champagne-pouring robots to serve diners at London’s high-end M Restaurants chain after lockdown.
Birley Wine Club offering door-to-door Dom Pérignon for £100
The Birley Wine Club has launched a London delivery service for its members, who can be sent bottles of Dom Pérignon 2010 directly to their door for £100.
Cristal releases Vinothèque 1999
Champagne house Louis Roederer has released the latest vintage of its extra-aged Cristal, the 1999 Vinothèque.
250 bars raise a toast to kick off London Cocktail Week
Some 250 London bars kicked off London Cocktail Week in style last Thursday with a simultaneous Champagne toast from magnums of Moët & Chandon.
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.