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.
Number of Italian wines traded rises 1,500% in 10 years
The value of Italian fine wines in the secondary market has risen from £2 million to £5m since 2015 according to Liv-ex, with the number of wines traded having grown over 1,500% in a decade.
WLC Eats: Enoteca Rosso
WLC’s Eleanor Field heads to Enoteca Rosso in Kensington for carne cruda, a sublime Italian wine list and a playful tiramisu.
Trullo and Barrafina alumni to open debut solo venture
Former Trullo chef, Matt Beardmore, has joined forces with Barrafina general manager, Jay Patel, to open an Italian-inspired restaurant in London Bridge called Legare.
Italy named the world’s best wine country
Italy has been ranked as the best country in the world for wine lovers, beating France and Spain in a survey conducted by Lastminute.com.
Where Winemakers Dine: Allegra Antinori
Allegra Antinori, co-owner and vice president of Marchesi Antinori in Italy, reveals her favourite place for red Burgundy by the glass and why she believes “the British are some of the most sophisticated people when it comes to wine”.