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Julien Richard wins 50th Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire

Julien Richard wins 50th Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire

By Hannah Thompson

Chef Julien Richard from Hotel Bendor in Les Iles Paul Ricard in France has won the 50th Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire International contest, whose judging panel included Michel Roux Jr from Le Gavroche and Amandine Chaignot from the Rosewood Hotel in...

Cooler climate wines like Riesling and Gruner Veltliner are proving hits with customers

WINE TRENDS

Restaurants sell more cool climate wines

By Emma Eversham

Restaurants, hotels and pubs are stocking more wines from cool climate regions to help fuel diner demand for lighter, fresher and food-friendly styles.

60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

60-Second Skill: Pouring champagne

By Melodie Michel

As demonstrated at the Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition, champagne pouring requires skills and knowledge. BigHospitality gets top tips from this year's winner Kathrine Larsen.

Alcoholic drinks: Wine trends and innovations

Alcoholic drinks: Wine trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the key trends driving the wine category, which has faced competition from fruit-based cocktails in the on-trade.

Londoners splashing out on more expensive wine

Londoners splashing out on more expensive wine

By Carina Perkins

London diners are searching out more expensive wine, but Leeds restaurants sell more champagne than those in the capital, according to research from restaurant group D&D.

Tirage will offer French dishes with a range of Champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass

Champagne & tapas concept acquires final Chez Gerard

By Mark Wingett

Brasserie Bar Co, the Mark Derry-led group, has sold its remaining Chez Gérard site in Bishopsgate, after receiving “an offer we could not refuse” from a new Champagne and tapas concept.

Food and drink matching trends: Wine

Food and drink matching trends: Wine

By Emma Eversham

Of all the drinks categories, wine is the most traditional match to food. Wine lists are given out readily with food menus in the vast majority of restaurants and most diners will expect to see one at least integrated into the food menu if not given to...

Altitude 360's Gospel Brunch is a New York-inspired singing and brunch event taking place every Sunday

IDEAS FROM YOUR PEERS

Gospel Brunch at Altitude 360 and Wednesday Wine at Playboy London

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars from across the UK including Altitude 360, Playboy London, Sandman Signature Hotel and The Beach Bistro tell BigHospitality about special events they're running to attract more customers.

Summer drinks trends: Wine

Summer drinks trends: Wine

By Becky Paskin

While there are no real new trends emerging this summer in the wine category, there are several areas of growth that restaurant and pub operators need to be aware of.

Sustainably-sourced wine and spirits

Sustainably-sourced wine and spirits

By Becky Paskin

Sustainably-sourced food should be matched with sustainably-sourced drinks if businesses are to lower their carbon footprint.

English Wine Week: The producers

English Wine Week: The producers

By Emma Eversham

As English Wine Week comes to a close, BigHospitality finds out what the wine producers have on offer and why they think restaurants, hotels and pubs are the perfect places to stock English wine

English Wine Week: The trade's view

English Wine Week: The trade's view

By Emma Eversham

For English Wine Week Emma Eversham quizzes sommeliers, restaurateurs and publicans about English wine and asks why more of them arent putting local wine as well as local food on the menu

Chez Bruce named top drinking out venue

Chez Bruce named top drinking out venue

By Becky Paskin

The restaurant founded by Bruce Poole and Nigel Platts-Martin has been voted the Overall Establishment of the Year at the Drinking Out Excellence Awards

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