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.
Chardonnay Masters 2019: the results in full
We bring you a full report on the Chardonnay Masters 2019, including all the medallists, and the names to watch, as well as the go-to regions for great barrel-fermented whites – Burgundy included, but Australia-dominated.
UK university vineyard declares bumper crop
The Royal Agricultural University’s vineyard has announced its biggest and best harvest since it was planted in 2010.
‘Excellent’ Loire harvest begins
The 2018 harvest in the Loire regions of Anjou, Saumur and Touraine has begun for those varieties used in sparkling production with the main harvest scheduled for next week.
Ian Botham: I hate the term ‘celebrity wine’
“I hate the term celebrity wine,” said Sir Ian Botham, during an exclusive interview at the launch of his own Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet in London earlier this year.