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Sommelier Association unveils improved CSC

Published:  05 August, 2013

The UK Sommelier Association has announced an improved Certified Sommelier Course beginning this September, which includes a selection of new wines in the curriculum.

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Tate Britain wine cellar to reopen after £45m refurb

Published:  05 August, 2013

Tate Britain's Whistler Restaurant, renowned for its extensive wine cellar, is due to reopen this autumn after a £45 million refurbishment.

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Joel Kissin to open Boulestin in London

Published:  31 July, 2013

Restaurateur Joel Kissin is set to open luxury French bistro Boulestin in London's St James's next month.

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Bottle Green looks to the on-trade with Nuba Cocktails

Published:  31 July, 2013

Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.

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AFWS launches entry-level training course online

Published:  30 July, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced the launch of its popular entry-level training course in an online format.

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Ceviche to open pop-up restaurant at Heathrow

Published:  26 July, 2013

Martin Morales of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche and Virgin Atlantic are joining forces to open the airline's first ever...

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Bobby Chinn to bring Vietnamese cuisine to Soho

Published:  26 July, 2013

Bobby Chinn will bring his acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine to London's Soho this autumn as he opens House of...

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Douglas Blyde tries a Twenty Two at the Four Seasons, Hampshire

Published:  25 July, 2013

"I think of myself as a junior mixologist, steering drinks," says James Edwards.

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Brixton's Courtesan Dim Sum re-launches its menu and cocktails

Published:  24 July, 2013

If you are in the mood for some exotic food and libations in a more exclusive...

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Fabre Montmayou releases UK on-trade exclusive

Published:  19 July, 2013

Fabre Montmayou is releasing Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, produced in Mendoza, Argentina, exclusively to the UK on-trade.

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Raymond Blanc: Blanc on Blanc

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc is world famous for his skills in the kitchen. But here, in his own words, he talks about the equal passion he has for the wine ? particularly from his adopted shores of the UK ? that he chooses to go with his award-winning food

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Restaurant review: Chapters all day dinning

Published:  18 July, 2013

With every restaurant in spitting distance of the next, there is certainly no shortage of places to eat in Blackheath.

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Openings: Soho Diner

Published:  18 July, 2013

Soho Diner, a US-style upscale diner from the Soho House group, opened its doors earlier this month on Soho's Old Compton Street.

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Openings: The Three Crowns

Published:  18 July, 2013

Hiding away just behind Old Street Tube station, in a space that sat empty for almost four years, lies this new gastropub, backed by founder of the Eagle in Farringdon, dubbed the first gastropub in the UK.

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CGA Mixed Drinks Report 2013

Published:  17 July, 2013

In this comprehensive report on-trade research specialists, CGA, outline its predictions for the mixed drinks and cocktails categories in UK's bars, clubs and pubs.

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CGA Future Forecasting On-trade Report

Published:  17 July, 2013

On-trade research specialists, CGA, outlines in this preview report its latest market forecasts, recalculated to integrate the most up to date economic and market data, to deliver projected market size and sector sales figures for the UK on-trade to 2018.

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Restaurant review: Massala

Published:  10 July, 2013

Chef Sunil Kumar Sinha is keen to dispel the "myth" that Indian food is automatically fattening

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Restaurant review: Bibigo

Published:  09 July, 2013

Sporting tortoiseshell glasses from 2020 optical store in Tottenham Court Road, Raphael Thierry is as stylish in appearance as the restaurant he manages.

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Openings: The Happenstance, London

Published:  10 June, 2013

The Happenstance
One St Paul's, London EC4M 8AJ

Privately owned bar group Drake & Morgan is about to launch its sixth site, the Happenstance, in the newly developed No1 St Paul's Churchyard, at the end of this month.

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Openings: The Pig, near Bath

Published:  10 June, 2013

The Pig
Pensford, near Bath, Somerset BS39 4NS

First came The Pig, an award-winning New Forest retreat in Brockenhurst that set about breathing new life into the country house hotel. On its heels came the Pig-in the Wall in Southampton. Now the latest addition to the Pig stable is Hunstrete House, in the Mendips, seven miles from Bath.

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