Wine

More Vivat Bacchus

More Vivat Bacchus

By Claire Miller

A second Vivat Bacchus fine-dining restaurant is to open in London, and will carry on the brands love of large, well stocked wine cellars

Aikens' Man Named Sommelier of the Year

Aikens' Man Named Sommelier of the Year

By Claire Miller

THE Academy of Food & Wine has announced that the UK Sommelier of the Year 2008 is Gearoid Devaney from Tom Aikens restaurant. Devaney beat off competition from Isa Bal of The Fat Duck, and Cyril Thevenet from the Hotel du Vin group in the final.

Guide to your summer wine list

Guide to your summer wine list

By BigHospitality Writer

Despite the changeable weather, summer is well and truly upon us. The wine trade may think nothing happens from June until August, but many restaurateurs will be busy, not just with tourists, but regular customers who can't take three months off...

Guide to managing your wine list

Guide to managing your wine list

By BigHospitality Writer

The Bell at Skenfrith Six years ago Janet and William Hutchings, wanting ;To create somewhere we would like to go; converted The Bell at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire – originally a 17th century coaching inn – into a restaurant ...

Wine guide to summer Rosés

Wine guide to summer Rosés

By BigHospitality Writer

In the spirit of optimism that informs the British attitude to the weather, this Spring's fine conditions lead me to expect a hot summer. As I write, we are told that the oak tree budding before the ash means a dry summer – so the ...