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.
Hakkasan Group promotes Tobias Brauweiler MS to group sommelier
Hospitality group Hakkasan has appointed Tobias Brauweiler MS as its group sommelier, several months after the departure of its longstanding head of wine, Christine Parkinson.
Yang Lu MS to revamp Hainan Airlines’ wine offering
Hainan Airlines has appointed Yang Lu, the first Chinese Master Sommelier, as its ambassador and who will be responsible for creating a new wine list for the airline.
Trade invited to celebrate the life of Gerard Basset
The life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MBA, MSc (OIV) will be celebrated at a service of thanksgiving in Winchester in June, with all members of the wine trade invited to attend.