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.
CIVB names new president
The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux has named Bernard Farges as its new president after its general assembly this Monday.
Armagnac board names new president
Patrick Farbos has been elected president by the general assembly of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac (BNIA).
Where to dine in Champagne
Following news that the region of Champagne is promoting itself as a major tourist destination, we round up the best places to eat in the appellation – according to those who live and work in it.
New director of CA Grands Crus named
Anne Le Naour has been appointed as the new director of Credit Agricole’s wine division, taking over from Thierry Budin.
Thieves steal €500k of fine wine from famous Paris restaurant
A gang of thieves have reportedly stolen hundreds of thousands of euros worth of fine wine from a famous restaurant in Paris, the latest audacious wine heist in the French capital.
Hélène Darroze launches Marsan in Paris
Two decades after her debut on the Left Bank in Paris, the chef and restaurateur has opened her new flagship restaurant called Marsan by Hélène Darroze.
Mirazur in France named world’s best restaurant
Mirazur, Mauro Colagreco’s three Michelin-starred restaurant in the town of Menton on the French Riviera, has been named the world’s best restaurant.
‘Violent tornado of hail’ damages vineyards across France and Switzerland
A storm, which hit France over the weekend with hailstones the size of tennis balls, is estimated to have caused tens of millions of euros worth of damage, particularly affecting vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph, Savoie and Switzerland.
Restaurant reinstated into Michelin guide against chef’s wishes
A chef who publicly withdrew his restaurant from the prestigious Michelin guide has been re-entered into this year’s listings, despite relinquishing his three stars.
Gosset creates new cuvée with Marcus Wareing
The oldest house in Champagne, Gosset, has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef Marcus Wareing on a bespoke blend for his restaurants.
Pol Roger releases 2008 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Champagne Pol Roger has released its 2008 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill, which it has described as “the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made”.