While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Nominees announced for inaugural Golden Vines Innovation Award
The nominees have been announced for the inaugural Golden Vines Innovation Award taking in a major wine stopper maker, a top wine school and a wine access tool.
Liquid Icons launches The Golden Vines Awards
Liquid Icons, founded by the late, great Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET, has announced the launch of The Golden Vines Awards, which will raise funds for, and promote, diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship open for entries
The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary is now open to UK-based sommelier entrants.
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
In restaurant news this week: The French Laundry sells its kitchen garden for US$9 million, UK hospitality businesses claim victory in a landmark insurance ruling, and the team behind Hackney’s Nest gets ready to (hopefully) open a new site in Fulham
Gerard Basset’s memoirs to be published
The long-awaited memoirs of legendary wine professional Gerard Basset will launch later this month after hundreds of wine trade professionals raised money to see them published.
L’Enclume’s Donier-Meroz wins Gerard Basset bursary
Lise Donier-Meroz, a sommelier at two Michelin-starred L’Enclume, was awarded the inaugural Gerard Basset Travel Bursary at a dinner at 67 Pall Mall.
Entries invited for Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship
There is still time for UK-based sommeliers to send in their application for The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship – an annual travel bursary created in honour and fond memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).
Wine trade celebrates Gerard Basset’s ‘charm and determination’
Gerard Basset’s “magic combination of charm and determination” was celebrated in Friday at a service of thanksgiving in Winchester Cathedral.