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.
Sommelier Raul Diaz launches cookbook
London-based Chilean sommelier, Raul Diaz, has launched a wine-focused cookbook that matches 50 original recipes to specific grape varieties from around the world.
In focus: Chile’s most profitable grape
While some producers in Chile are excited by the resurgence of native grapes, others insist that stalwarts like Cabernet Sauvignon should not be forgotten in the rush to herald the likes of País and Carignan, discovers Phoebe French.
Chile’s Osorno has ‘tremendous potential’ for high quality sparkling wine
One of Chile’s principal producers of sparkling wine, Miguel Torres Chile, is hoping to exploit the Osorno Valley’s “tremendous potential” for high quality fizz, according to winemaker Eduardo Jordan.