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.
Second innings: Botham looks to Britain for latest wine launch
Having made a splash with his own-name wine brand last year, cricketing hero Sir Ian Botham has joined forces with Kent winery Hush Heath Estate to launch a range of quintessentially English wines.
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.
Benchmark Drinks becomes Fecovita’s UK distributor
Benchmark Drinks, which distributes Sir Ian Botham and Graham Norton’s wines in the UK, has been named as the exclusive UK distributor for Argentine wine giant Fecovita.