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.
WSET to reinvigorate Academy of Food and Wine service in new partnership
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has teamed up with Institute of Hospitality to jointly manage the Academy of Food & Wine Service, a professional body for front of house staff in the hospitality industry.
WSET hosts record-breaking tasting
In London this week, The Wine and Spirit Education Trust hosted the largest-ever-recorded, sommelier-led, wine and food pairing masterclass.
Fifth of Brits think Sauternes is a beach resort, study finds
In a recent survey, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has revealed that 30% of people think terroir is a genre of French horror film, while a fifth believe Sauternes is a continental beach resort.
WSET calls on industry to kick off Wine Education Week with a Guinness world record
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is appealing to the UK wine industry to help it kick off its Wine Education Week on 9 September by beating a Guinness World Record for the largest ever sommelierie lesson.
Unfiltered: Anne McHale MW, The Coral Room
Wine consultant at the Bloomsbury Hotel’s Coral Room, Anne McHale MW, reveals how her father sparked her love of wine, and what it was like taking actress Emma Thompson through her WSET Level 2.
WSET London school appoints new principal
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed Richard Harding as the new principal of its flagship London school in Bermondsey.