While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Hotel group plants first UK vineyard
Robin Hutson, founder of The Pig hotels, which are part of the Lime Wood group, has planted a two-acre vineyard in West Sussex on land previously used for grazing alpacas.
Cornish vineyard to open 80 cover restaurant
Trevibban Mill vineyard, near Padstow in Cornwall, is to open a new restaurant championing vegetables and fish in partnership with Bristol’s The Ethicurean restaurant.
Hampshire’s Black Chalk gains first vineyards
After securing a £1.5 million investment for a winery and tasting room last year, English sparkling wine producer Black Chalk has leased four vineyards in Hampshire’s Test Valley as it ramps up its expansion plans.
Australian fires: Vineyard damage reported in New South Wales
Following news that as much as a third of vines growing in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills have been burnt, damage has been reported in the state of New South Wales, specifically in the Tumbarumba region.
Seven drinks-related venues in Time’s World’s Greatest Places 2019
From a space-age distillery and a craft beer hotel to a Port and Sherry-themed hostel, we’ve rounded up the drinks-related venues that made Time‘s World’s Greatest Places 2019.
Larkmead plants research block in Napa
US winery Larkmead Vineyards is planting a research block at its Calistoga property for trial purposes to see what varieties and clones may suit Napa Valley in the future.
Italy named the world’s best wine country
Italy has been ranked as the best country in the world for wine lovers, beating France and Spain in a survey conducted by Lastminute.com.
Australia satellite maps all its vineyards
Australia’s entire vineyard area has been comprehensively mapped in the country’s first ‘National Vineyard Scan’ and was found to be 8% bigger than previously thought
Champagne Taittinger expands English vineyard ahead of first harvest
Champagne Taittinger has planted a further 8.5 hectares at its Kentish vineyard Domaine Evremond as it gears up for its first commercial harvest this year.
Burgundy 2018: biggest white wine harvest ‘ever’
The white wine harvest in Burgundy this year may be the one of the biggest ever recorded, with bumper crops in the Maconnais and Chablis, according to Louis Fabrice Latour.
Thieves strip vineyard bare of grapes
Police are searching for a gang of thieves who broke into a vineyard in southern Germany and ran a professional harvesting machine across its vines, stealing its entire crop.