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.
First-ever Pinot Grigio DOC harvest closes with 20% yield boost
The first harvest of Pinot Grigio DOC has come to a close, noted for “healthy, high quality grapes” and a 20% increase in yields.
Prosecco rosé should become a reality with 2018 harvest
It is widely believed that this year’s harvest will see Prosecco rosé become a reality, as the region plans to lift a ban on blending red and white wines to produce pink fizz.
Italy protests Australian ‘Nero d’Avola’ in the UK
Italy’s quality and anti-fraud agency under the Ministry of Agriculture has called for wine merchants in the UK to block the selling of Australian wines bearing the name of the variety Nero d’Avola on their wine labels, the latest protest from Italy against Australia following the contentious wrangling over the use of ‘Prosecco’ on Australian sparkling wines.