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.
Cono Sur to launch organic range in UK next year
Chilean wine brand Cono Sur is to launch a range of organic wines, comprised of a Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, red blend and a Malbec, in the UK next year.
Slug & Lettuce owner to buy Enterprise Inns for £3bn
Pub group Stonegate, which owns Be At One and Slug & Lettuce, has bought out the Ei Group in a deal worth £3 billion.
Gin boom still sees ‘no signs of slowing’ as pink gin sales more than double
The number of people drinking pink gin in the UK has “more than doubled”, according to new research into the relentless growth of gin sales.
Simon Rogan to open new Lake District restaurant
One of Britain’s most exciting chefs, Simon Rogan, is to open a restaurant within Linthwaite House next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
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.
TWE launches multi-country brand in the UK
Treasury Wine Estates has launched its multiple-country brand ‘Squealing Pig’ – featuring wines from France, Italy, Argentina and Australia – into the UK.
Trade team to tackle Run Bacchus in aid of The Benevolent
A group of wine trade runners is taking part in this year’s Run Bacchus event at Denbies Wine Estate in aid of The Benevolent and is calling for both support and more runners.
Royal Academy of Culinary Arts names 2019 Awards of Excellence winners
The 18 recipients of this year’s award, which sees young professionals in the hospitality industry judged on a series of tasks, have been announced.
Gusbourne announces new plantings
English wine estate Gusbourne has announced that next year it will plant an additional 57 acres of vines in West Sussex.
‘Huge’ potential of English Pinot Noir remains ‘untapped’
Pinot Noir has “huge” untapped potential to become one of UK’s leading still wines, a prominent English winemaker has claimed.
Government restrictions on EU migration would ‘devastate’ UK hospitality industry
The government’s plans to place a minimum salary requirement on EU citizens living and working in the UK would be ‘devastating’ for the hospitality industry, according to industry leaders.