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.
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67 Pall Mall launches food and wine pairing book
Wine-centric private members’ club 67 Pall Mall in London has launched its first book – a guide to some of the best food and wine pairings on the planet.
12 of the best wines to drink with Christmas dinner
Whether you’re sticking to fizz or splashing out on Burgundy, we’ve trawled through our Global Masters archives to bring you the wines we’re lusting after this holiday season.
Diversity of Spanish cuisine a ‘key promotional tool’ for wines
Industry body Foods and Wines from Spain in the UK plans to ramp-up food and wine pairing events as a way of showcasing ‘modern Spain,’ the public entity’s new director told Wine List Confidential.
Google maps to ‘match’ your tastes to any restaurant in the world
A new function on Google Maps promises to tell you if you are a ‘match’ for any restaurant in the world, based on the paces it knows you have already been too, personal tastes and user reviews of the restaurant.
Q&A: Michael Caines MBE and James Matyear
Chef and owner of Michelin-starred Lympstone Manor, Michael Caines MBE, and manager of the hotel and restaurant’s new vineyard, James Matyear, discuss their English wine production plans, and why we could see more single vineyard expressions and clarity over regional labelling.