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.
Chanel acquires wine estate on island off Provence
The Chanel Group has invested in its fifth winemaking project and its fourth in France with the purchase of Domaine de l’Île on the island of Porquerolles in Provence.
John Malkovich’s Provence wines come to the UK
Hollywood actor John Malkovich’s wine range, made from grapes grown at his home in Provence, has been taken on in the UK by fine wine merchant Jeroboams.
Are we heading for a Provence rosé shortage?
After two small harvests, grape prices in Provence have more than doubled over the past two years and one producer has hinted at a possible Provence rosé shortage this summer.