12th August, 2019 by Lucy Shaw Prosecco House Last year London got its own Prosecco palace in the form of Prosecco House in Tower Bridge; a glitzy bar dedicated to the Italian sparkler.50 and bottles £30, with magnums and Jeroboams available for groups.

12th August, 2019 by Rupert Millar The WSET is marking its 50th anniversary with an international celebration of wine education, with events taking place from London to New Zealand.There is a particularly comprehensive series of events taking place in Asia where a total of 100 are planned across the region.

12th August, 2019 by Rupert Millar Champagne Taittinger was on the podium to mark the inaugural King’s Cup Regatta in Cowes last week, a yacht race held to support various charitable causes.Other captains included historian Dan Snow, comedian John Bishop, Olympian Helen Glover and England football women’s international Fara Williams.

12th August, 2019 by Eleanor Field Rémy Baben, assistant restaurant manager and wine buyer at Anthony Demetre’s Wild Honey in St James’s, was born and raised in Nice, France.Baben returned to London in 2017 to join the team at Sofitel London St James as restaurant supervisor before opening the reinvented Wild Honey with Anthony Demetre earlier this year.

Operations & buying manager David Porter told DRN: “The last store we opened was our Chiswick branch so we are really excited about this.The new store – which used to be a high-end bike shop – will be near Parson’s Green tube station in west London.

Leading Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo has branched out of its Rioja heartland and it is launching an Albariño from Rías Baixas.The UK is the first market to receive the new wine, which will be sold at Sainsbury’s and Ocado from August 11, with an rrp of £10.

With that kind of footfall, it’s little wonder Terminal Five is reputedly the most expensive retail space in the world.With this in mind, I looked into the wine retail proposition when passing through Heathrow Terminal Three recently.

Not much, but I feel as humans we are in danger of starting to think in algorithms rather than working creatively.Like the horizon-shrinking calculations of Netflix, suddenly the huge, chaotic world of wine is reduced to tiny increments of risk away from our comfort zone.

” Beyond simply selling beer, House of Cans brings together brewers and artists to produce limited-edition cans.“I think it’s sensible that producers in this market want to shift units so we see this as quite a commercial opportunity for them,” says Brown.

The drinks retailing trade has suffered a sluggish start to the summer as BWS value sales decreased 4.In the 12 weeks to July 13, value sales are down 4.

There’s just one week to go for the very best independents in the UK off-trade to enter the Drinks Retailing Awards 2020.The awards are a great way for stores to boost their profile and generate extra business.

The Good Wine Shop is opening its third store this autumn after taking over a former Oddbins in Richmond Hill, south west London.Ben Craighead, store manager at the retailer’s Kew branch, told DRN: “We have always been in a position to open another store and we are ready to expand the business.

Brewers from across the globe are celebrating after dazzling a demanding judging panel and scooping medals in the International Beer Challenge 2019.The IBC is widely regarded as the world’s most prestigious beer competition and it is now in its 23rd year.

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl.Pour the batter into the prepared tins and bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

When not impressing the show’s judges and his fellow chefs, Adam runs the successful Adam Reid at The French in Manchester, formerly headed by chef Simon Rogan.And running an experimental restaurant, complete with mini theatre, deep in the heart of the Peak District, you’d expect nothing less.

9th August, 2019 by Phoebe French Accolade Wines is to sell off its Stanley Winery in New South Wales to the Duxton Vineyards Group, but will retain the brand and move production to its Berri Winery following an AU$40 million investment in the site.” Following news of the sale, Accolade said that it is “committed to ensuring that [Stanley Winery] employees receive appropriate support and are treated respectfully at all times throughout the process”.

5th August, 2019 by Edith Hancock We’ve heard of wineries repurposing their barrels as sleeping pods for paying guests, but cider maker Orchard Pig has also got in on the act, and is offering consumers the opportunity to stay in a gigantic wooden pod in the shape of a pig.The “world’s first portable piggy home” can accommodate 12 people and sleep two, equipped with “all the necessities for a night under the stars”.

9th August, 2019 by Olivia Wrafter North London restaurant The Ivy in St John’s Wood is launching a new cocktail menu, dessert, and art installation inspired by The Beatles.The venue, which is situated in close proximity to Abbey Road studios, is celebrating the golden anniversary of The Beatles’ album, Abbey Road.

8th August, 2019 by Olivia Wrafter The group that runs London Cocktail Week has teamed up with Notting Hill distillery Portobello Road to launch a limited edition gin marking the festival’s 10th birthday this year.Just 1,000 bottles of The London Cocktail Week Gin will be available, which takes its inspiration from the London hospitality scene.

“I’ve been wanting to make good quality English still wines for quite some time, and now it has got so much easier”, he said.“Now there’s some serious competition – look at Kit’s Coty [Chapel Down], that’s a great still wine.
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