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.
Planning a party but don’t want Prosecco? Here are 10 sparkling alternatives
Now that National Prosecco Day has passed, we bring you 10 brilliant Prosecco alternatives – featuring keenly-priced sparkling wines from Alsace, Cava and the Dolomites, among other fizz-producing places.
Top 10 great-value sparkling rosés
Having completed an extensive tasting of pink wines from right around the world, we bring you 10 fantastic value sparkling rosés, taking in countries from England to New Zealand.
Forget the pandemic with five ultimate Proseccos
There’s so much more to Prosecco than inexpensive fizz, including a rarified expression that’s sold at Champagne prices. We round up the ultimate Proseccos to help you forget about the pandemic – at least for a minute.
16 videos of people attempting DIY disgorging
London winery Renegade has rounded up a series of attempts – some more successful than others – at home disgorging after launching a charitable challenge with bottles of sparkling Grenache.
The Global Sparkling Masters 2019: results in full
The annual Sparkling Masters gives judges the chance to hone in on which fizzes are hitting the spot in terms of taste, quality and value. This year, they were particularly impressed with the quality of crémants from the Loire.
Chapel Down reports another ‘exceptional’ harvest
English sparkling wine company, Chapel Down, has announced this year’s harvest is its second largest ever – only beaten by last year’s bumper crop – and that this is evidence of the genesis of a new “world class wine growing region”.
French company launches £148 sparkling Brexit wine with 24ct gold flakes
Paris-based luxury goods company Gold Emotion has launched two sparkling wines inspired by Brexit, each containing 24ct gold flakes and emblazoned with the slogan “Brexit, we made history”.
Henkell Freixenet is monitoring English sparkling and rosé Prosecco closely
One year on from wrapping up the merger between two of the world’s biggest sparkling wine producers, Andreas Brokemper, CEO of Henkell Freixenet, tells WLC what he thinks will be the next big thing in fizz.
Chile’s Osorno has ‘tremendous potential’ for high quality sparkling wine
One of Chile’s principal producers of sparkling wine, Miguel Torres Chile, is hoping to exploit the Osorno Valley’s “tremendous potential” for high quality fizz, according to winemaker Eduardo Jordan.
Nyetimber to produce 2m bottles of English fizz
English sparkling wine brand Nyetimber plans to reach two million bottles in average annual production, which is almost six times its current yearly sales.
Could now be the time for crémant in the UK?
With a widening price gap between Prosecco and Champagne, now is the time for crémant to succeed in the UK, believes the director of sparkling wine for Boisset, Marcel Combes.