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.
Napa wineries can reopen to the public
Wineries, bars and tasting rooms in Napa County can finally reopen to the public, several weeks after restaurants in the region were permitted to resume trading.
13 Welsh vineyards you can visit after lockdown
While English wine has been hogging the headlines, it’s important to acknowledge the achievements of producers across the border. We’ve rounded up a selection of Welsh vineyards that are leading the charge.
Six English wineries doing things differently
While Champagne has a clearly defined industry structure, in England things are little less straightforward. Here, we’ve rounded up the wineries doing things differently, from pioneers of the ‘swap model’ to England’s version of négociants.
Urban winery unveiled in the Eiffel Tower
La Winerie Parisienne, the team behind the first winery in the greater Paris region since 1970, has unveiled a new site in one of the world’s most iconic urban landmarks.
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.
Torres opens restaurant at Mas La Plana winery
Familia Torres has opened a new restaurant at its winery Mas La Plana in Penedès.
Sussex winery Rathfinny to host guest chef takeovers
Martin Carabott will be the first chef to take over the Tasting Room restaurant at Rathfinny, as the estate welcomes a series of chefs this spring.
New Zealand’s Mahana Estates Winery goes into receivership
New Zealand’s Mahana Estates Winery has gone into receivership while its owner fights a lawsuit against two Las Vegas executives, one of which is alleged to have threatened to bury him in the desert, along with his three dogs.
Olly Smith opens Hidden Spring’s winery as it prepares for first harvest
Broadcaster and writer Olly Smith cut the ribbon at the opening of East Sussex vineyard Hidden Spring’s first on-site winery, as the producer aims to produce 25,000 bottles of both still and sparkling wine each year.