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.
Napa winery tasting rooms forced to close again
Restaurants, bars and winery tasting rooms in California’s Napa County have to shut their doors again tomorrow after a fresh spike in coronavirus cases.
Napa wineries can reopen to the public
Wineries, bars and tasting rooms in Napa County can finally reopen to the public, several weeks after restaurants in the region were permitted to resume trading.
Larkmead plants research block in Napa
US winery Larkmead Vineyards is planting a research block at its Calistoga property for trial purposes to see what varieties and clones may suit Napa Valley in the future.
Ste. Michelle buys Greenwood Vineyards in Calistoga
Washington State’s oldest winery, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, has snapped up Greenwood Vineyards, a 56-acre site north of Calistoga, for an undisclosed sum.
‘Picture-perfect’ Napa Valley harvest begins
As the larger of the two Mendocino Complex fires continues to blaze in California, the 2018 grape harvest has begun in Napa Valley, which is being billed as “picture perfect”.