Restaurants and bars with an unusual past
From public toilets to gymnasiums and prisons, the former uses of this collection of restaurants are anything but ordinary.
SWA CEO takes on special advisor role to Boris Johnson
The SWA’s chief executive, David Frost, is leaving the organisation to become a foreign affairs special advisor to the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.
This year’s Wine Show Chelsea saw more than 2,000 wine enthusiasts stream through its doors for the chance to taste more than 500 wines, medal-winning brews, bespoke G&Ts and expert masterclasses.
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Tel Aviv-based wine writer Chaim Helfgott charts the rise of Israel’s Domaine du Castel – a much-celebrated winery that began as a hobby.
Fine whiskies and Cognacs will dominate Bonhams next fine wine and spirit sale in Hong Kong this November.
As many as 220 branches of Marks & Spencer across the UK are to carry Champagne Lanson for the first time in the store’s history.
An Australian company behind a crowd-funded beer sold for the benefit of the Great Barrier Reef has launched a new competition to find the next drink in its range.
An international team of mathematicians has spent two years plotting the shortest route between 25,000 UK pubs to create the longest pub crawl ever recorded.
The launch of Royal Tokaji’s Essencia 2008, Jack Daniel’s descending on Glasgow, harvest time at Jenkyn Place and all the fun of the Wine Show Chelsea make the cut for this week’s week in pictures.
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Second wines of the first growths and big Right Bank names have been the best performers for the crop of Bordeaux 2014.
Christie’s auction of the Avery family’s fine wine cellar in London this week saw “incredible results”, according to the auctioneer.
After the vineyards were battered by a series of atrocious weather at the beginning of the year, the state of the harvest in Champagne in 2016 has given producers some cause for hope.
Château Margaux has appointed Philippe Bascaules as its new managing director but he will also remain director of winemaking at Inglenook in California.
This year’s Champagne Masters showed that the quality in the sector is very high. Patrick Schmitt MW takes a look at who took away the top awards at the blind tasting.
Sotheby’s fine wine sale in New York this November will feature over 1,000 lots of Bollinger, Krug and top Burgundy.
To mark the culmination of the Hong Kong E Prix, Maison Mumm has launched its ‘innovative’ Grand Cordon bottle in Asia which has the iconic red sash indented directly onto the glass.
The 2009 vintage of Louis Roederer’s Cristal is now being offered and with back vintages of top Champagnes rising in price it’s a good idea to jump in early.
It’s ‘the best of times and the worst of times’ for UK wine businesses, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director of London-based wine shipper Mentzendorff.