Wine

Leonid Shutov wants to create 'the most-celebrated restaurant interior inspired by some of the greatest libraries of the world'

Bob Bob Ricard owner plans £15m restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

Leonid Shutov, the man behind Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard, is planning to open ‘London’s largest luxury restaurant’ next year, having acquired the former Just St James site in Mayfair.

The three-floor venue will offer an all-day menu with a choice of seasonal dishes

D&M confirms The Fable details

By Mark Wingett

Drake & Morgan, the highly-regarded, bar-restaurant operator, has confirmed that its seventh site, The Fable, will open next February at Sixty London in Holborn, and said that it has 'many more exciting openings in the pipeline'.

Guglielmo Arnulfo, 24, leaves behind a career as a lawyer and professional rugby player to open Acciuga next Monday (17 June)

Acciuga brings Ligurian cuisine to Kensington High Street

By Luke Nicholls

Former lawyer and professional rugby player Guglielmo Arnulfo is following his lifelong passion for cooking with the launch of his first Italian restaurant, Acciuga, on Kensington High Street next week.

Sommeliers tell us why Sicily, Australia and New York State are producing wines that are getting their taste buds excited

Focus on wine: The most exciting wine regions of 2013

By Emma Eversham

While including popular wines such as a Pinot Grigio from Italy or a Merlot from France on your wine list is a sensible idea, there are times when you might just want to head out of your viticultural comfort zone and add something a little different.

The Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru Black Series is made using non-transparent, lead crystal, and blown into shape using original molds

Riedel launches Black Series Collector's Edition glassware

By Luke Nicholls

Wine glass manufacturer Riedel is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Sommelier range with the release of the ‘Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru’ glass, as part of the Black Series Collector’s Edition.

Eric Zwiebel, sommelier at the Summer Lodge hotel in Dorset, has been named as the fourth best sommelier at a contest in Tokyo

Summer Lodge sommelier named fourth best in the world

By Peter Ruddick

Eric Zwiebel from the Summer Lodge hotel and spa in Dorset has been named as the fourth best sommelier in the world at the finals of the prestigious Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) contest held in Tokyo.

Frederic Brugues, director of wine at Sketch says passion for wine, hard work and an approachable nature make a good sommelier

Frederic Brugues: Career Profile

By Emma Eversham

Frenchman Frederic Brugues started his career as commis sommelier for Marco Pierre White in 1996. As wine director for London restaurant Sketch he has steadily built up the wine cellar to over 750 bins. He consults on individual tastes and requirements...