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.
Eleven English and Welsh wineries that make their own spirits and vermouth
We’ve rounded up the English and Welsh wineries that have dipped their toes into the world of spirits, from Chapel Down’s Bacchus gin to Albourne’s vermouth, flavoured with 40 botanicals.
MasterChef finalist launches ‘no-nonsense’ gin
Finalist of the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals and St Andrews restaurateur, Dean Banks, has launched his own “no-nonsense” Scottish gin brand called Lunun.
Seafood restaurant recycles leftover oyster shells to flavour gin
London seafood specialist Wright Brothers has jumped on the flavoured gin train and launched a spirit distilled with oyster shells, Amalfi lemon and kelp seaweed.
Spirits giants join forces to create trade association World Spirits Alliance
Spirits companies and trade associations worldwide are uniting to form the World Spirits Alliance (WSA); a global lobbying body that aims to represent the views of distillery businesses and their staff.
Global Masters winners and Moldovan wine on pour at The Wine & Spirits Show
The Wine and Spirits Show has announced further exhibitors for its event in October, including nine wines from Moldova, a Spanish brandy and a selection of award winning wines from the Global Masters Series.