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.
Botham and Tesco back English rosé wine
the drinks business witnessed a major moment for the English wine industry this week as the first bottles of a Sir Ian Botham-backed rosé from Hush Heath Estate in Kent were labelled and readied for Tesco.
Botham’s English fizz will cost £45 a bottle
Having recently launched a range of Australian wines in the UK, Sir Ian Botham has revealed ambitious plans for an English sparkling wine priced at £45 a bottle.
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.