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.
Winemaker Dave Phinney to open fried chicken restaurant
Winemaker Dave Phinney is to open a 120-seat fried chicken restaurant as part of a development to create a “city” for 75,000 people on Mare Island just outside San Francisco.
Uncorked: Lenz Moser
The chief winemaker at Château Changyu-Moser XV in Ningxia on his lifelong love of Grüner, sage advice from Bob Mondavi, and desire to explore Georgia.
Chile’s Osorno has ‘tremendous potential’ for high quality sparkling wine
One of Chile’s principal producers of sparkling wine, Miguel Torres Chile, is hoping to exploit the Osorno Valley’s “tremendous potential” for high quality fizz, according to winemaker Eduardo Jordan.
Where winemakers dine: Stéphane Derenoncourt
Viticultural consultant and owner of Domaine de l’A, Stéphane Derenoncourt, reveals why he enjoys a trip to Les 110 de Taillevent and why he has relished spending more time in London.
Where winemakers dine: Victor Urrutia
Chief executive and fifth generation of the founding family of Rioja winery Companía Vinícola del Norte de Espagna (CVNE), Victor Urrutia, tells us where he goes when he gets a craving for proper tapas.
Where winemakers dine: Mike Dawson
Mike Dawson, winemaker at South Africa’s Journey’s End, speaks about his fondness for the Harwood Arms, reveals why he enjoys visiting urban wineries and explains why nothing compares to London’s wine scene.
Where winemakers dine: Maria Chadwick
Maria Eugenia Chadwick, part of the Viña Errázuriz and Viñedo Chadwick dynasty, reveals her love of Coya in Mayfair, particularly its Pisco sours, and how she enjoys a trip to Vagabond Wines.