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.
The best Champagnes of 2018
We bring you a full report from this year’s Champagne Masters, including all the medal-winning wines; an extensive analysis of the stylistic trends, and highlights from the competition – which comprised little-known labels and the most delicious fizz on the market today.
The Rioja Masters 2017: Results
With nine Masters and 25 Gold medals awarded, last year’s Rioja Masters was our most successful tasting in the Global Masters series yet. Click through to find out who clinched the top spots in the competition.
Shiraz gin and birch sap spirit on pour at The Wine & Spirits Show
The Wine and Spirits Show, run by the drinks business and sister title The Spirits Business, has announced some new additions to the New Product Zone at its event in October, including an a Shiraz gin and a birch sap spirit.
Cooperative Champagnes beat famous brands in big fizz tasting
A major blind tasting of Champagnes last month saw lesser-known labels from the region’s cooperatives score better than famous bottles of branded fizz.