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.
Five stunning Proseccos from under £10 to over £40
Here are five outstanding Proseccos from entry-point prices to the top-end that highlight the quality and stylistic diversity on offer from this popular Italian sparkling wine region.
Cruise line and Royal Navy back English sparkling wine
Saga Cruises and the Royal Navy have both chosen to christen their new vessels with English sparkling wine and not Champagne, with the former commissioning Kent producer Hush Heath to create its own-label fizz.
Domaine Evremond holds ‘mini harvest’
Domaine Evremond, Champagne Taittinger’s nascent English estate, has enjoyed its first “mini harvest”.
Nyetimber launches £175 rosé to rival Champagne
English sparkling wine estate Nyetimber has launched a prestige cuvée rosé priced at an ambitious £175 a bottle in a bid to compete with top-end Champagnes, making it the most expensive English fizz on the market.
Olly Smith opens Hidden Spring’s winery as it prepares for first harvest
Broadcaster and writer Olly Smith cut the ribbon at the opening of East Sussex vineyard Hidden Spring’s first on-site winery, as the producer aims to produce 25,000 bottles of both still and sparkling wine each year.
Champagne Gosset gives Pinot Meunier a prestige positioning with £90 fizz
Gosset has given Champagne’s workhorse grape a prestige positioning with the launch of a £90 fizz that’s made entirely from Pinot Meunier – a first for a Grande Marque.
Chapel Down grows vineyard holdings by 388 acres
English wine producer Chapel Down has struck a deal to lease a further 388 acres of viticultural land adjoining its existing vineyards on the North Downs, taking its total available vineyard area to 950 acres.
Here are the drinks actors will be served at the Emmy Awards 2018
As stars of the small screen gear up for the annual Emmy Awards later this month, a number of premium brands have declared partnerships with the event.
Botham’s English fizz will cost £45 a bottle
Having recently launched a range of Australian wines in the UK, Sir Ian Botham has revealed ambitious plans for an English sparkling wine priced at £45 a bottle.
English fizz wins big in organic wine competition
An English sparkling wine was a top performer in the only blind tasting competition for organic wines from every corner of the world – The Global Organic Masters.