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.
Ste. Michelle buys Greenwood Vineyards in Calistoga
Washington State’s oldest winery, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, has snapped up Greenwood Vineyards, a 56-acre site north of Calistoga, for an undisclosed sum.
All Time Low launches own wine
The Baltimore pop-punk band have released a Cabernet Sauvignon called ‘Everything is Wine’.
2018 vintage in Sonoma ‘world-class’, says Christopher Jackson
Vintners across Sonoma County are in awe of the quality of this year’s harvest so far, with Christopher Jackson declaring the vintage ‘world-class’.
Maine investigates restaurant that gives lobsters pre-boil marijuana
Following news last week about a restaurant giving cannabis to crustaceans, officials in the state of Maine are now investigating the procedure with the restaurant reportedly halting production of its ‘smoked lobster’.
Virginia vineyard victim of $50k grape theft
Firefly Hill Vineyards in Elliston, Virginia has reported losses of US$50,000 after thieves stole two and a half tons of soon-to-be harvested grapes over night from the 37-acre family-owned estate.
Confirmed: Colombian-American investor buys 20% of Petrus
The news emerging from Bordeaux that the storied Pomerol estate Petrus has sold a 20% stake to a Colombian-American investor has been confirmed by the winery.
‘Gorgeous’ Opus One 2015 released
One of Napa Valley’s leading fine wine labels, Opus One, has released its 2015 vintage – widely regarded as a tricky one in the Californian region.